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Bus Drivers To Be Used As School Custodians

Associated Press - September 14, 2015 6:30 am

The Wichita School District says it plans to use bus drivers as part-time custodians as part of a pilot program to keep schools clean and costs down.

Wichita school board members will consider a contract Monday with First Student to provide workers to clean cafeterias at 16 elementary schools this semester. First Student is the bus transportation provider for the school district.

According to the district’s director of operations Darren Muci, several schools moved custodians to later shifts to clean classrooms, hallways and common areas at the end of the school day. That left the schools in need of extra help at lunchtime, but Muci said there were not enough funds to hire additional custodians.

Associated Press information from: The Wichita Eagle


Doug Clemens

September 14, 2015 at 8:18 am

So are they expecting bus drivers to work free as custodians? What about if a bus driver refuses to be a custodian? I see some lawsuits in the future of the district director. Just maybe the District Director ought to do some of the custodial duties also.

Stan Clemons

September 15, 2015 at 9:29 am

They never said. If they are going to pay why not hire extra staff for the kitchen? There are many people without jobs out there.

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