Published on Wed., June 5, 2024

Custodian and principal holding award at School Board meeting

On Tuesday, June 4, Lynchburg City Schools presented its second-ever Custodial School of Distinction Awards. These awards, granted each semester, recognize custodial teams going above and beyond to foster clean, safe school environments. 

Nicknamed the “Golden Dustpan Award,” the School of Distinction award crowns the schools with the highest levels of sanitation and maintenance. The Most Improved award honors the schools who have shown the most progress in meeting and exceeding standards over the past semester.
The following awards were presented:

  • School of Distinction for Secondary Schools - Sandusky Middle School
  • Most Improved Secondary School - Linkhorne Middle School
  • School of Distinction for Non-Traditional Schools - Fort Hill Community School
  • School of Distinction for Elementary Schools - W. M. Bass Elementary School
  • Most Improved Elementary School - Linkhorne Elementary School

Custodians play a crucial role in maintaining a welcoming and functional environment in our schools. Their diligent work behind the scenes supports a positive learning atmosphere and contributes significantly to the overall well-being of the school community.
The Golden Dustpan Awards are part of a new focused initiative to beautify learning spaces across the division. Buildings undergo regular standardized cleanliness and maintenance inspections, and administrators work with custodial staff to support any necessary improvements. 

Custodian holding certificate with principal at School Board meeting

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