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Re: mopping the room

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gregjuli_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Sun Oct 01 2000 - 17:22:03 PDT


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> At our school the custodians are so understaffed it would be unthinkable to
> ask them to do anything more than sweep and dust.
> Reatha

Reatha and all,
We are also understaffed for custodians ( we need another full - timer and a
part- timer).
But I have insisted on the floor being mopped ( for clay) and the general other
stuff. Even with that I still do extra sweeping, cleaning the chalk tray ,
vents, sink and repairing our broken tables, etc. So it means that I and lots of
other teachers are doing custodial duties on top of our other many many teacher
duties- yikes! We need to be proactive. If you don't complain or insist on
cleaning help they might figure you don't need it or let them walk right over
you. Our health and the health of the children is at stake. You district needs
to be responsible for a clean environment for the kids.
We do take responsibility for our general art cleaning and help out the cleaners
, by taking things of the floor for sweeping or stuff of the sink so it can be
cleaned. But I think that general cleaning is the custodian's job. We have
enough job's the way it is. I know it is a tough call. I wonder if parents
knew the situation of their child's environment if they could make some noise.
MaryB