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Custodial, Grounds, Facilities and Maintenance Support Appreciation Week

September 30, 2021


Custodial, Grounds, Facilities and Maintenance Support Appreciation Week Graphic with school in background

At its September 28, 2021 regular board meeting, the Board of Education adopted the following resolution declaring October 4-8 as Custodial, Grounds, Facilities and Maintenance Support Appreciation Week:

Lakeville Area Schools recognizes October 4-8, 2021 as Custodial, Grounds, Facilities and Maintenance Support Appreciation Week. Our custodial, grounds, facilities and maintenance staff provide essential support to our more than 11,000 Lakeville Area students and more than 1,500 employees. This week we celebrate our thanks and gratitude for these essential staff.  

Whereas: The Custodial/Grounds/Facilities/Maintenance Service Employees International Union Local 284 bargaining unit includes 66 full-time custodial staff, 12 part-time custodial staff, 6 grounds staff, 7 facilities staff and 5 maintenance staff;

Whereas: Custodial, grounds, facilities and maintenance staff care for 15 facilities, 1.9 million square feet and 613 acres; 

Whereas: Custodial, grounds, facilities and maintenance staff provide staff and students welcoming, safe, attractive, comfortable, clean and efficient facilities and building grounds; 

Whereas: Custodial, grounds, facilities and maintenance staff work with all stakeholders to foster a sense of community and pride within our schools and district;

Whereas: Custodial, grounds, facilities and maintenance staff are continuously keeping buildings and facilities sanitized as much as possible to create safe learning environments for students and staff amid the COVID-19 pandemic;

Therefore, let it be resolved: The Board of Education hereby extends its appreciation to custodial, grounds, facilities and maintenance staff for supporting our facilities and building grounds, and ultimately the education of our students, and declares October 4-8, 2021 to be Custodial, Grounds, Facilities and Maintenance Support Appreciation Week in Lakeville Area Schools.