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Campus suffers from too few custodians

February 14, 2011
LOS ANGELES — In addition to the loss of office clerks, budget cuts have also forced the school to cut the custodial staff, according to The Oarsman.
According to Plant Manager Mario Castro, Venice High School has five custodians, compared to eight last year; Castro believes the custodial cutbacks have affected the school''s cleanliness, the article stated.
"We''re only sweeping rooms once a week. We used to sweep every other day," said Castro.
Teachers have started to realize the lack of custodians leads to rooms being swept less: "They don''t sweep up," said English teacher Courtney Lockwood.
"They empty the trash cans and that''s about it, so I sweep sometimes," Lockwood added.
Despite the layoffs, students aren''t working to keep the school any cleaner than it was before the cutbacks, the article noted.
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