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Oakland Unified School District

Daily Core Service


Regardless of staffing levels, restrooms are cleaned and fully sanitized daily. Also, restroom inspections occur at a minimum, three (3) times per day. These inspections occur at 8:00 am, 10:00 am, and 2:00 pm. During the inspections, the restrooms are cleaned, sanitized and stocked with supplies as needed. Furthermore, evening custodians clean, sanitize and stock all restrooms regardless of staffing levels. 


Unless otherwise indicated, classrooms are cleaned on an alternating A & B schedule. On the alternate day, classrooms are not swept, they have their trash emptied and are given an inspection for any glaring deficiencies that need to be corrected. A & B classroom cleaning consists of:

  • Floor sweeping
  • Trash emptied
  • De-gwnming
  • Spot mopping
  • Closing windows
  • Replacing lights


Hallways are fully cleaned nightly. This process is completed by:

  • Dust mopping or sweeping
  • Mopping or spot mopping
  • De-gumming
  • Cleaning walls, including graffiti removal
  • Replacing lights
  • High speeding huff floors as needed

Water Fountains

Water fountains are cleaned daily with the following tasks:

  • Removal of trash and litter
  • Removal of dirt, grime and scum build-up
  • Disinfecting the fountain bowl
  • Cleaning / polishing the chrome


Stairwells are cleaned, with proper staffing levels, on a nightly basis.

  • Sweeping
  • Mopping or Spot mopping
  • Clean risers and walls
  • Window ledges

Cafeteria and Multipurpose Rooms

Daily cleaning for cafeterias and multipurpose rooms:

  • Sweeping and mopping
  • Stain removal from walls
  • Removal of trash
  • De-gumming floors
  • Emptied trash
  • Clean trash cans and replacing liners
  • Removing scuff marks
  • Clean baseboards


Offices should be cleaned daily:

  • Empty trash and recycle
  • Sweep or dust mop floor
  • De-gum floors
  • Mop floors
  • High speed buff floors as needed Dusting as needed
  • Vacuum if floors are carpeted
  • Removal of carpet stains

Gymnasiums and Locker Rooms

Gym areas should be cleaned on a nightly basis:

  • Shower walls and floors should be cleaned daily
  • Locker room floors should be mopped after each use
  • Locker room floors should be de-gummed
  • Lobby areas should be cleaned daily
  • Gym (basketball) floor should be cleaned daily
  • Bleacher area should be cleaned daily
  • All graffiti should be removed daily


School yard and front of site should be cleaned daily:

  • Removal of trash, leaves, debris and rock build -up from fence lines
  • Removal of trash, leaves, debris and rock build-up from play yard
  • Empty all yard cans
  • Clean all steps of trash, gum and dirt build-up
  • Clean curb areas and sidewalks

Athletic Field Area

The athletic field area, which consists of the track, football field and bleacher area should be monitored and cleaned on a daily basis. This cleaning consists of:

  • Remove litter and debris from bleacher area
  • Remove litter and debris from playing field and track area
  • Remove liter and debris from fence line
  • Empty all trash cans from field and surrounding areas

Seasonal Cleaning

All sites will receive seasonal cleaning. This service will consist of:

Spring and Winter Break:

  • All restrooms will be deep cleaned
  • Hallways will be cleaned and polished
  • Classrooms will be swept, mopped
  • Specified areas will be deep cleaned (stripped and waxed)
  • Yards will be cleaned

Summer Cleaning:

  • All restrooms will be deep cleaned (toilets, urinals, sinks, dispensers, vents, stall-doors and walls will be cleaned and/or polished)
  • Hallways will be cleaned and polished
  • Classrooms will be deep cleaned