That means moving all the furniture in the building to get to the floors, taking off the current coat of wax, and layering on seven or eight new coats.
The project usually takes all of the schools' janitors - one for each elementary school and two in each middle and high school - all summer long. The shorter break this summer has made them crunch the schedule, but they're still committed to getting the work done.
Hollandsworth says the effects are underappreciated, but important.
"It's just like in your home, when you wax the floor it starts to wear out and if you don't keep a coat of wax on there the tile will wear out prematurely," he said.
"If you keep it clean, you keep it waxed, you have a nicer school, and school children come in happy . . . People don't understand that custodians are an integral part in making sure students get a good education."
The first day of school in Kanawha County is Aug. 9. The last day for that academic year will be May 16, barring any need to cancel school throughout the course of the year.
Contact writer Shay Maunz at shay.ma...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4886.
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