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Kudos to Ledyard School Custodians

Ledyard School Custodians, AFSCME Local 1303-108, answered the bell this summer when a major high school asbestos abatement project left them with more work and less time to ensure an orderly opening for the 2012-13 academic year.

“We rolled up our sleeves and got it done,” said Local 1303-108 President Roger Dickinson, noting that the 24-member bargaining unit was down four employees.

The Ledyard Board of Education noticed.

At their monthly meeting on Sept. 19, Board President Sharon Hightower and Superintendent of Schools Michael Graner presented Local 1303-108 members with a special recognition award to Ledyard custodians and also showed a brief video highlighting their efforts over the summer.

Bargaining unit members Bill Brentnal, Sam McGuire and Tony Valero joined Dickinson in accepting the recognition award.

“The custodians did an enormous amount of work,” Dr. Graner said.

Members of Local 1303-108 removed all furnishing from offices and classrooms impacted by the project and returned the areas to what Dr. Graner described as “pristine condition” for the start of the school year.

“We take a lot of pride in our work, so it’s great to get recognition from the school board and the superintendent,” Dickinson said. “We’re all here for the kids.”

L-R: Sharon Hightower, Roger Dickinson, Sam McGuire, Tony Valero, Bill Brentnal and Dr. Michael Graner.


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