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Windsor Central High School custodian explains changes made for school year

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WINDSOR (WBNG) -- Today is Custodial Workers' Recognition Day and one Windsor Central High School custodian explains the changes he and his team made to the school for the year.

"At first it was very stressful, but the district is a great one," Steve Miller, head custodian, said. "We came out with a good schedule."

Miller and his staff are working day and night disinfecting and cleaning Windsor Central High School.

"We clean first, then sanitize to make sure everything is disinfected," Miller said.

Miller and his staff are sanitizing high traffic areas with spray bottles with vital oxide two to three times a day.

"You can disinfect and sanitize all areas," Miller said. "It’s portable."

Over the summer, with the help of Chris Klumpp, associate principal, Miller put directional arrows on the floors and hand sanitation stations in every classroom.

Klumpp says they spent about two weeks prepping for the first day.

"It’s kind of all hands on deck," Klumpp said. "The reality is if everybody wasn’t getting their hands dirty there’s no way we were able to be open on time."

Miller says they had a plan in place over the summer but had to make a few adjustments.

"When they open the door, touching their hands on everything," Miller said. "Signing in with pencils, pens, computers."

Even with the changes his staff has made, Miller says he’s still optimistic about the school year. 

"As of now, I think all of the kids are happy," Miller said. "Staff’s happy. Everything is running pretty smooth."

If Klumpp could say anything to Miller...

"Just thank you," Klumpp said. "Thank you for all of the hard work. The extra time. The extra hours. You can really tell he takes his job to heart."

Robyn Hearn

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