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Eastland students take over custodial duties, take janitors to lunch

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EASTLAND, Texas - Students at Eastland Independent School District spread kindness around school halls by spending Wednesday in their custodial staff’s shoes.

By 8:30 a.m., student leaders rolled up their sleeves and worked side-by-side with custodial workers to make sure the school was squeaky clean.

“Today we wanted to celebrate our custodial staff and we kind of wanted to lighten the load for you guys,” students said.

In addition to the appreciation for the district’s janitors, the students set an example for others. 

“Servant leadership is like the big thing in this group, so we like to come up with a few ideas on how we can serve,” one student said.

“We teach reading, writing and arithmetic but if we can teach leadership, service, guidance and participation, that builds the character that's going to help make them successful in life,” said Eastland ISD Superintendent Jason Cochran.

While janitors were thankful for the gesture, they weren’t surprised. The cleaning staff at Eastland says students often offer a helping hand.


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