Delmi Umana, head custodian at Hodge Road Elementary School in Knightdale, N.C., cleans the rug in a classroom at the school on July 26, 2016. The Wake County school board reduced how often schools were cleaned last year to deal with a budget shortfall.
Delmi Umana, head custodian at Hodge Road Elementary School in Knightdale, N.C., cleans the rug in a classroom at the school on July 26, 2016. The Wake County school board reduced how often schools were cleaned last year to deal with a budget shortfall. Ethan Hyman ehyman@newsobserver.com
Delmi Umana, head custodian at Hodge Road Elementary School in Knightdale, N.C., cleans the rug in a classroom at the school on July 26, 2016. The Wake County school board reduced how often schools were cleaned last year to deal with a budget shortfall. Ethan Hyman ehyman@newsobserver.com
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