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Custodian AwardCustodian Crossings

2011 Nominations Due December 1, 2010

The National C.L.E.A.N.® Award recognizes the contributions that custodians make to public health in their schools, communities and profession. Sponsored through a joint initiative of the National Education Association (NEA), the NEA Health Information Network (NEA HIN) and the American Cleaning Institute® (ACI?), the award is presented to a school custodian or team of custodians who demonstrate outstanding leadership in school cleanliness, and reflects the contributions that education support professionals (ESP) can make to public health.

Applications are evaluated on originality, creativity, ability to sustain results, evidence of teamwork and program impact. Applicants are asked to provide information about their worksite and cleaning responsibilities. Applicants should also provide evidence of collaboration and how their work has enhanced the image of the custodian.

For inspiration, check out “Custodian Crossings,” an online publication that is an idea starter for sustainable school cleanliness strategies. In addition, it showcases the 2010 C.L.E.A.N. Award recipients and includes information on applying for – or nominating someone else for – the 2011 C.L.E.A.N. award. Download a copy of “Custodian Crossings” to share with your school, and learn more about the C.L.E.A.N. Award at

Ready to nominate your star custodian? Go to for the 2011 C.L.E.A.N. Award Application Package. Completed application packages must be postmarked on or before December 1, 2010.

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