Chuck Landon, 21-year janitor with District 205, prefers not to be called a janitor. According to the daytime custodian, a janitor cleans up messes, but a custodian is in charge of the building.

According to reports in The Register-Mail Online, Landon has spent 16 years at Gale Elementary School and views the schools overall appearance as a reflection of his work.

In the last four years, the custodial staff in the district has been cut by three - two at the high school and one between the two junior high schools. The cutbacks have meant an adjustment, but the custodians have prevailed.

Roger Robinson, Galesburg School District 205's director for buildings and grounds, believes the district buildings are clean and well kept. He said the district has considered hiring an outside contractor to clean the schools in the past, but he does not think that would be a good idea.

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