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Custodians honored by school district

May 5, 2011

MONROE, CT — Monroe Public Schools custodians who worked to prevent school roofs from collapsing this winter were honored by district officials, according to the Monroe Patch.

When a series of severe snowstorms buried the town of Monroe under a blanket of white, causing roof cave-ins to become daily news, many worried for the safety of school buildings and the children they housed, the article stated.

According to the article, custodians coordinated cleanup crews armed with shovels and resorted to bringing in a crane to clear the roofs.

"Never have I experienced so much snow and icicles or had to have people shovel the roofs," Superintendent of Schools Dr. Colleen Palmer said recalling how the process had to be repeated storm after storm.

"My fondest memory this winter is when we brought the crane in," Palmer added.

On Monday night, the custodians involved were honored by the school board with "Winter of 2010 Snowflake awards" and gift certificates for their crew, the article noted.

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