Valley Stream District 30 extends a warm welcome to Russell Costa who was appointed by the Board of Education on April 2 as the District’s new Director of Facilities. Mr. Costa joins the District from the Hicksville School District, where he served as the head custodian at Hicksville High School since 2008. In that position, he was responsible for the overall operation and safety of the school. Mr. Costa oversaw the entire cleaning staff, building maintenance team and groundskeepers assigned to the school, and also supervised and coordinated the work of outside contractors in the building.

Prior to his time in Hicksville, Mr. Costa worked for the Mineola School District as a head custodian for an elementary building for three years. He also has experience as a fireman/foreman for Public School 120 Queens.

The District welcomes Mr. Costa and wishes him much success in his new position.