By: Betty Lee
School is in full swing in Clay County and the typical school day looks a little different. You don’t see parents/ volunteers in the hallways, parties in the classrooms, or field trips being attended. The lives of students and teachers have changed in big ways due to COVID. One thing you may not think of is how it has changed the staff member’s days, as well.
Being the janitor at these schools is not an easy job during normal circumstances, and adding the extra tasks that need done to insure the health and safety of students during this time can sometimes be overwhelming, but every day they get up and do everything they can to keep our children safe.
Mrs. Edna Belt, the only janitor for H. E. White, always has a smile on her face as she does her job to ensure the school stays clean and sanitary for students. On top of every day duties such as cleaning rooms, sweeping, mopping, and lunch duties- the lunchroom and playground now get sanitized after each group use. Each class goes to the restroom six times a day, and it must be cleaned between groups.
It is important to recognize the ones behind the scenes of our schools that go above and beyond daily to help ease parent’s minds when sending their children to school. These people are often in the background and need to know, we as parents appreciate all that they do and the extra things that have been added during this time.
The parents and community of H.E. White thank you Edna for all your hard work and dedication to the school and students!