Our custodial staff is an essential part of the educational process. They ensure clean, safe, attractive, efficient and fully functional facilities for our students and staff. Our staff make every effort to assure high standards consistent with the practices of Cecil County Public Schools. We take pride in our schools and the communities of Cecil County.
Throughout the year custodial staff and substitute custodians receive training in policies and procedures. These sessions include but are not limited to Asbestos, General Cleaning Techniques, Chemical Safety, General Safety, Use and Care of Equipment, Computer Training, etc.
Integrated Pest Management
Cecil County Public Schools has adopted an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program in accordance with Maryland State Law for the interior and exterior of all schools. These techniques focus on correcting conditions that encourage pests by reducing their access to food, water and harborage. In the event that pesticide applications are necessary, lists of the products we use are listed below. All elementary students and staff shall receive notification prior to each pesticide use except for bait stations. At the beginning of each school year, every middle and high school staff develop a pesticide notification list composed of every staff member, student, parent or guardian who has requested in writing to be notified prior to any pesticide use except for bait stations. The middle and high schools shall: (a) keep the pesticide notification list current; and (b) add names upon written request by student, parent, guardian or staff member. In the event of an emergency application, notification will be made the next school day after the application.
The product labels or safety data sheets (SDS) of each pesticide or bait station are maintained by Mr. Rimel and Mrs. Thompson and on school grounds. These sheets are available for review by parents, guardians, students or staff at the school. Any person wishing to be placed on the pesticide notification list should make this request in writing to the local school. Should pesticides be used in schools or on school grounds those persons on the notification list will be contacted 24 hours in advance.