School honored for cleanliness with White Glove Award
October 2, 2009
SARASOTA, FL — Custodians at Southside Elementary School were recently honored with a White Glove Award for their hard work and the long hours they put in cleaning their school, according to WWSB-TV.
Head Custodian Tim Carney said: "All the custodians here were really excited about it, because they hadn''t seen one here in 16 years. So you know it''s a pretty big ta-do ... it''s really great."
The White Glove Award, awarded each year to the cleanest of the 45 Sarasota County Schools, has not been housed by Southside Elementary School since the 1993-1994 school year, the story stated.
Jody Dumas, director of facilities services for the district, said: "We go in and we are super critical ... more critical than you are at your own home. We go out, we look for dust, cobwebs ... in fact, in bathrooms, we use a black light."
While everyone appreciates a clean learning environment, parents of Southside Elementary students are extending their gratitude to the custodians who keep the school a clean, safe and healthy place to be, the story noted.
Southside Elementary School won for the best school in its zone, but the top prize, the Platinum Glove Award, was shared by three schools: Venice Elementary School, Sarasota Middle School and Lamarque Elementary School, the story added.
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