West Valley School District #363

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Above and Beyond Award for AJ Barnett, Mike Tobin, and Gerad Canright!

They received the award for their work, through the night on June 15/16, 2022, to repair a main water line break that was flooding the utility tunnels under the school on the evening of the 15th.  Mike Tobin, Pasadena's night custodian discovered the leak when the building suddenly lost all water pressure between 9-10 pm on the 15th.  AJ Barnett, Pasadena's head custodian, happened to be in the building dropping off chairs to support the end of year awards ceremonies scheduled for the next day.  They quickly reached out to Gerad Canright, from the WVSD maintenance staff, to assist them in fixing the leak that would result in canceling school if it could not be repaired.  They were able to turn off the main water coming into the building; pump out in excess of 1500 gallons of water; investigate the source of the leak; excavate a large enough area around the break under the school in the utility tunnel to complete a temporary repair in the main line -- and get it done before staff arrived beginning at 7:30 am.  Their efforts allowed for the students, families, and staff to to celebrate our students during the 5th grade promotion and awards ceremony, and the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade End-of-Year Awards ceremonies on the 16th.  These ceremonies have been a long standing tradition at Pasadena and this was our first opportunity in 3 years to end the year with all of our ceremonies and celebrations held in person.  Their efforts exemplify the dedication, professionalism, and work ethic typical of our WVSD staff and clearly went Above and Beyond in support of our WVSD community.
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