Putnam County School System pleased with the new custodial services after it was implemented last semester.
Director of Schools Corby King said they ended the contract with their last company because expectations were not being met. He said the response from administrators has been positive across the board, but there have been some growing pains.
“Like the previous service, they’ve had some issues getting personal and we’re working with them to get that settled,” King said. “They had some equipment issues early but I think they resolved most of those. So I think it’s going well and we’re hopeful that will continue.”
King said they do not have any indications that the work is not being done. He said the most significant challenge the service will have over the summer is working around the ongoing activities.
King said each year the custodial service performs a deep clean at all of the schools. He said with summer learning programs, camps, and other activities, the service has to juggle all of those.
“We’ll have at least three and we’ll likely have to have a summer school, then our middle school and high school, there’s always something going on at Cookeville High School,” King said. “So part of the issue is just us getting out of the way, getting out their way so they can clean and wax the floors.”