(New York Post) School custodians are cleaning up — in the hallways and in their paychecks — because the city doesn't want to hire enough of them.
Custodians took home an average pay of $109,467 in the 2013-14 school year — and 634 of the city's 799 custodians earned more than $100,000 in salary and overtime during that time, city payroll records show.
That's because of the city's 1,500 school buildings, 238 have no full-time custodian on site, up 74 percent from the 137 empty slots in 2012, according to data from the custodians union.
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The arrangement is forcing nearly one-third of the city's 737 custodians to cover two schools — and reap additional pay.