Plant Operations professional custodial staff provide a clean, healthy, safe and attractive environment for MPS students, staff and visitors of Minneapolis Public Schools.
Plant Operations consists of 263 custodians assigned to the schools, and each school has a lead custodian responsible for overall building cleanliness. We have three quality supervisors to review building cleanliness standards and ensure the standards are being met.
We are also responsible for grounds and snow removal. Grounds maintain fields, large grass areas, and general tree trimming. Snow removal is conducted by Grounds and outside vendors.
We strive to lower our carbon footprint by using green cleaning products for general daily cleaning. We provide environmentally friendly products such as green hand soap and 100% recycled paper toweling. Each year we recycle upwards of 250 tons. This equates to approximately 4250 trees and the energy equal to 25,000 gallons of gasoline!