Leander ISD custodians work night and day to maintain a clean and safe work and learning environment for students, teachers and staff. October 3-7 is Custodian Appreciation Week in LISD, and it’s an opportunity for our community to show our appreciation for the hardworking custodians across all of our campuses.
The custodial department’s mission is to focus on long-lasting relationships that provide excellent customer service, a safe environment and responsible use of resources in support of the department’s vision.
Currently, LISD has 183 custodians who clean about 5 million square feet every day—that’s between 28,000 and 31,00 square feet of space per custodian. Almost 2,000 trash cans are emptied daily.
By the Numbers
Each year, the district goes through:
- nearly 15,000 refills of hand soap,
- nearly 36,000 rolls of paper towels
- nearly 51,000 rolls of toilet paper.
These six custodians are the longest-serving LISD custodial staff members:
- Maria Estela Villa – Day Custodian at Running Brushy – 30 years with LISD
- Norma Recio – Day Custodian at Faubion – 29 years with LISD
- Felipe Tinajero – Lead Custodian at Cedar Park High School – 27 years with LISD
- Maria Bernal – Day Custodian at LEO – 26 years with LISD
- Estela Sanchez – Day Custodian at Vista Ridge High School – 23 years with LISD
- Gloria Romano – Lead Custodian at Cypress – 23 years with LISD
Be sure to thank your school custodians when you see them around campus!