From Harford County Public Schools:
As part of the HCPS Custodial Training Program, the Facilities Management Department conducts bi-annual inspections of each of the 54 schools. These inspections are conducted in the fall and spring of each school year, with one being an announced inspection and the other being a “surprise,” unannounced inspection. Inspections are conducted by the custodial training coordinator. Awards are presented to the top five scoring schools, and winners are recognized at the annual custodial luncheon and a Board of Education meeting.
The inspection process is an intense walk-thru of all areas of each building. Interior areas inspected include, but are not limited to, interior lobbies, stairwells, windows and horizontal ledges, gym bleachers, mechanical plants, classrooms, restroom sanitation, floor machines, custodial closets, water coolers, and boiler preventive maintenance sheets. Exterior grounds, sidewalks, and playgrounds are evaluated as well. Points are awarded based not only on surface cleanliness, but also on obvious build-up of dirt over an extended period of time. Tabulation of points earned occurs at the end of all inspections. This year’s winners are:
-Forest Lakes Elementary
-Red Pump Elementary
We congratulate the winning schools for their continued hard work to keep our buildings in tip-top-top shape and for their contribution to the overall success of our school system.
In addition, several facilities employees earned their 4th Grade Stationary Engineers License, including: Henry Swincki, Steven Campbell, Terri Zell, Jason French and Mike McKelvey. And, Ron McLaughlin obtained his 2nd Grade Stationary Engineers License. Job well done to these employees.