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ERIC Number: ED540328
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1922
Pages: 59
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
The School Janitor: A Study of the Functions and Administration of School Janitor Service. Bulletin, 1922, No. 24
Garber, John Absalom
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
There are three reasons why the following study of the school janitor service has been made: (1) The importance of the janitor's position in a modern school system. This is seen by a consideration, especially, of his relation to the up-keep and sanitation of buildings in his charge, the health and safety of their occupants, the educative value of the janitor's work, and his influence upon pupils from a moral standpoint during the years most vital in the formation of character; (2) The nonappreciation of the janitor's importance on the part of school officials the public generally; and (3) No comprehensive study of the subject has heretofore been made. From these considerations, the need for such a study seems conclusive. If school boards, superintendents, principals, teachers, parents, and janitors themselves can be led to understand and appreciate the importance of the janitor as a responsible school officer, and can be shown wherein the service should be improved and the methods by which this may be accomplished, it is believed that a valuable service will have been rendered to the cause of public education. In pursuing the study there have been two main objects of investigation: (1) The administration of school janitor service; and (2) The functions of the school janitor. Contents include: (1) Introduction; (2) Importance of the school janitor's positions; (3) Administration of janitor service; (4) Functions of the school janitor; (5) Rural school janitors; and (6) Summary of Results and Conclusions. The following are appended: (1) Sample Examination Questions; (2) Regulations for the Cleaning and Care of School Buildings and Grounds; and (3) Schedule of Compensation for Janitor Service in the Public Schools of Boston, Massachusetts. (Contains 15 tables, 1 footnote, and a bibliography.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)