School Custodians go out of their way to help schools reduce waste.
Schools in Castro Valley have high recycling and composting or “diversion” rates (now on average 66 percent) and this is in large part due to the efforts of our Custodians. Some custodians go even further and have contributed towards diversion rates as high as 92 percent!
(CVSan) recognized school custodians during the first ever CVSan Custodian Recognition Luncheon at last Wednesday, June 20, 2012. All Castro Valley School Custodians and School Administration were invited.
Awards were given out to the following Custodians:
- The Dan Curry Custodial Program of the Year Award: Matt Dunn and Dan Poulos of Independent Elementary.
- The Custodial Partner of the Year Award: Darrell Lee of Marshall Elementary.
- The Custodial Educator of the Year Award: Rosa Wu of Stanton Elementary.
Approximately 50 people were in attendance, including most of the (CVUSD) Custodians, Maintenance and Operations Supervisor Charlotte Irwin, Program Technician Carey Sanchez Para, Principals from the three award-winning schools, CVUSD Superintendent Jim Negri, CVUSD Board of Education President Kunio Okui, Castro Valley Sanitary District General Manager Roland Williams, and CVSan staff.
“Helping schools reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill and educating students about recycling and composting are important parts of our mission at CVSan. Without the dedication and support from school custodians, we wouldn’t be where we are today—recycling and composting 66 percent of what used to be thrown away as garbage,” Williams said.