On Sept. 15, Sarasota County awarded two Pine View staff members, head custodian Roger Ferris and head night custodian Marcia Hill, with the White Glove Award.
Schools are recognized annually for their hard work towards keeping campuses spotless. This honor is presented to the cleanest of the 45 Sarasota County schools, and Pine View has received this honor for three consecutive years.
The scale of award levels starts at Honorable Mention and moves on to the highest level with the White Glove Award. To achieve this honor, a school has to showcase that cleaning procedures and sanitation went beyond the expectations set forth by the county facility manager. “We try to exceed the expectations every year,” Ferris said. “Although we were surprised to receive the award this year due to the construction on our campus.”
In order to achieve this status, the Director of Facilities manager, Jody Dumas, observes all areas of the school including baseboards, curb appeal, ceilings and pressure cleaning, as well as the cleanliness of the school clinic.
The Pine View custodians are exceptionally proud of their achievement. “[Receiving the award] shows we created a clean and safe environment for students to learn better,” Ferris said. “It takes serious teamwork.”