Two custodial resignations were accepted at the Dakota Valley School Board meeting Nov. 8. Along with that, the school discussed hired cleaning services and how it’s working out.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tonia Warzecha said the services are going well. Currently, the school is utilizing services from B&R Cleaning Service and Perfect Touch SD. Another cleaning service was contracted to help fill a void – Sparkle & Shine Cleaning Services. Board member Sara Weber presented a conflict of interest form for the cleaning service and the board approved her conflict.

“We continue to do some contracting,” Warzecha said. “That’s gone very well.”

She said it’s been working well; they’ve just had to do some juggling with it.

Currently, the cleaning companies take part of the elementary in the evening and clean in the upper elementary and middle school in the evenings. For the high school there are two companies that take care of the upper and lower high school.

Board vice-president Jeff Dooley asked whether the services will be sustainable through the school year. Warzecha said yes; however, they are worried about some of the event coverage – set up, clean up and tear down. The school is looking at different options such as getting student organizations involved for event coverages.

See full story in this week’s Dakota Dunes / North Sioux City Times.