Lakewood School District custodial services are centrally managed with custodial staff cleaning and maintaining almost 330,000 square feet of building area with 10.6 FTE (full time equivalent) custodial staff members. These staff members also assist in maintaining approximately 120 acres of school property. The school custodian is the front line facility operation contact person in the school.
Centralized custodial supervision provides:
Support to facilitate daily operations
Establish and confirm consistent cleaning/maintenance procedures
Supervise staff hiring and training
Assist building staff in providing educational support
The building custodians provide:
Clean and safe school environments
Current research on maintaining indoor air quality and clean buildings supports a sense of ownership and participation by all parties required. Custodians alone can't respond to these various building and operational issues and solely clean/maintain a facility. The school's administration, staff, students, and community all help ensure that the school building is a clean building.
Staff, student, and community facility support
Custodial staff is to provide assistance to building staff and facility users. They also allow authorized access and secure the facility.
Custodians are assigned to complete "homeowner level" maintenance duties and maintain communication with other district departments concerning facility operational needs.