A group of student-athletes has stepped up to help clean as dozens of custodial positions remain open at Francis Howell School District school buildings.
With more than 16,000 students enrolled at FHSD and 23 school buildings to maintain, the custodial staff is struggling to keep up due to significant staffing shortages.
That’s what inspired Francis Howell Central High School soccer coach Tay Yochum to help. He hopes sharing his team’s story might inspire others to do the same.
“I heard that the District has been affected by the labor shortage and desperately needed custodians. I knew the 20 boys on our soccer team could use this opportunity to help as a teambuilding exercise,” Yochum said.
The soccer team came together and volunteered in place of their typical practice routine. Once they were equipped with mops, brooms and vacuums, they went to work! The group dusted the tops of lockers and swept every hallway of their school. The team hopes their efforts will inspire more groups to get involved at their own schools.