Spring Valley custodians receive School of the Month award

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. — The custodians at Spring Valley Elementary received the School of the Month award from ABM Industries, the contractor that provides the district’s custodial and maintenance service.

Kevin Knitter, ABM Industries’ custodial manager, said Milford Elementary has been dominating the award this year.

“Spring Valley is the first school that’s broke into School of the Month since that,” Knitter said. “This is a big deal.”

From left: Student Support Monitor Matt Lemon, Night Shift Custodians Jacob Wren, Anna Brovadilla and Michelle Jones.

ABM does three to four inspections on each school building per week, according to Knitter. The scores are tallied up, and the total score determines what school receives the award.

Sierra Jackson, principal of Spring Valley, said the school has around 350 students.

“That’s why I think it’s significant for our team. It’s pretty cool that a building this size is getting this award,” Jackson said. “It’s exciting for all of them to be recognized.”

The day shift custodial team at Spring Valley consists of Arthur Dean and Roger Reynolds. The night shift consists of Jacob Wren, Anna Bovadilla, and Michelle Jones.

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