By paying homage to their tireless efforts, National Custodian Day creates an opportunity for the community to give back and this year, Atlanta Public Schools (APS) contributed in a big way.
In appreciation for their service, APS Interim Superintendent Dr. Danielle Battle recently announced that all 170 full-time custodians would receive a $1,000 bonus in their September 29 paycheck courtesy of a state allocation of ESSER II (CARES II) funds.
As an extra treat, Dr. Battle also visited Barack & Michelle Obama Academy (BAMO Academy) to deliver the good news first-hand to custodian Darlene Murrah and the members of the custodial staff.
1. Barack and Michelle Obama Academy principal Dr. Robin Christian, with BAMO Academy students, Interim Superintendent Dr. Battle, Deputy Superintendent Dr. Gadson, and APS central staffers. 2. Custodian Darlene Murrah gave Dr. Battle and Dr. Gadson a tour of BAMO Academy. 3-5. Dr. Battle was greeted by BAMO Academy dancers and cheerleaders, and visited several classrooms. Photo by Allison M. Slocum/APS