Passing of a custodial staff member
Custodian Cecil Harris passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Feb. 19. Principal Brandon Dade notified teachers through an email Wednesday, Feb. 20; students were notified during a school-wide announcement Monday, March 4.
Harris worked in the Walnut Valley Unified School District for 14 years. Serving as a long-term substitute custodian in the district since 2005, Harris became a permanent night custodian at Walnut High School in 2013. Harris worked from 2-10 p.m. every weekday, managing the A and D buildings. He maintained a perfect attendance record and was always early for work.
Custodians Ernie Mota and Patrick McConnell have taken on Harris’ custodial duties.
By Head Editorial Board