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Custodians not idle during summer break

July 9, 2012

MASSILLON, OH — The halls and classrooms of Gorrell Elementary School might be empty, but the combination of lemon-scented cleaners and floor wax remover lingers, according to The Independent.

The smell, coupled with the sounds of floor machines, is a reminder that, while school isn''t in session, the custodians are already hard at work preparing the school for the return of students and staff next month, the article stated.

"There are a zillion things going on this summer, but the most important thing is getting these classrooms ready for the kids on the first day of school," said Massillon City Schools Building and Grounds Supervisor John Petro.

According to the article, this summer is an especially busy one for the district''s custodial staffs as they work to transition the district from six elementary schools to just three.

Custodians usually have 10 to 11 weeks to whip classrooms in to shape, however, this summer, the move has drastically cut into the custodians'' time, the article noted.

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