Custodial staff adjusts to growing enrollment
SAN MARCOS, TX — Growing student enrollment at Texas State University has caused some growing pains for departments like custodial services, according to The University Star.
Custodial services supervisor Fermin Torrez says his staff of around 100 has not changed for the past two years, while enrollment at the university has increased by more than 3,000 students, the article stated.
According to the article, the growth of the university has led to a need for outsourcing staff, expanded responsibilities for custodians and less cleaning time for classrooms.
Hallways and entranceways have taken priority over classrooms because of the high usage rates, with classrooms getting cleaned about once a week instead of once a day like in the past, the article noted.
The custodial services department is also switching some of its daytime staff to work nights to attempt to stay efficient, the article added.
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