Every day at lunch time, I witness students littering, spilling, and leaving their messes all over the tables. Then, once lunch is over, students tend to leave for their next class without any concern to pick up after themselves. This leaves Horizon Honors custodian, George Rivas, responsible for the clean up. According to Rivas, it takes him 20 to 25 minutes to clean the high school courtyard every day after lunch. If he had students to help him everyday, it would cut his cleanup time almost in half.
That is why I think the school should reintroduce the lunch clean up student crew that they had in past years where students helped maintenance in the courtyard with clean up. To implement the program, the school could even give students community service for lending a hand. The group could be students from teacher aid, scholastic lab, or even a class of students that will be willing to help and can fit into a teacher’s schedule.
This would help Rivas tremendously and would teach students to be responsible for their messes and be more cautious of the way they leave their lunch area.