Green Cleaning In Our Schools

Administrative  Regulation          3513.1
 
 
GREEN CLEANING PROGRAM IN SCHOOLS
(CT PUBLIC ACT 09-81)

The State of Connecticut is requiring that each local and regional board of education implement a green cleaning program for all school buildings and facilities in its district.

Enfield Public Schools is committed to the implementation of this law by providing the staff and, upon request, the parents and guardians of each child enrolled in each school with a written statement of the school district’s green cleaning program as well as making it available on its web site annually. The administrative regulation will also be distributed to new staff hired during the school year and to parents or guardians of students transferring in during the school year.

1.     Green cleaning program means the procurement and proper use of environmentally preferable cleaning products as defined by the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) for all state owned buildings, schools and facilities. DAS currently requires that environmentally preferable cleaning products be independently certified by one of two third party certified organizations: Green Seal or Eco Logo

2.     By July 1, 2011 and thereafter no person shall use a cleaning product in a public school unless it meets the DAS standard.  

3.     The types of cleaning products covered in this legislation include: general purpose, bathroom, and glass cleaners, floor strippers and finishes, hand cleaners and soaps. The preferred green cleaning products used by this school district are listed on Attachment “A”.

4.     Disinfectants, disinfectant cleaners, sanitizers or antimicrobial products regulated by the federal insecticide, fungicide and rodenticide act are not covered by this law.

The following statement will be part of this school district’s program as stated in the new law;

“NO PARENT, GUARDIAN, TEACHER OR STAFF MEMBER MAY BRING INTO THE SCHOOL FACILITY ANY CONSUMER PRODUCT WHICH IS INTENDED TO CLEAN, DEODORIZE, SANITIZE OR DISINFECT”

The implementation of this program requires the support and cooperation of everyone including administrators, faculty, staff, parents, guardians and facilities staff.  Any questions concerning the program can be directed to:

Town of Enfield, Building and Grounds, 860-272-3510

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Green Cleaning Product List                                                  Attachment A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This chart lists the types, names and manufacturers of the green products used by this school

district as well as the location/area of application and schedule of when each is used

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product

Name

Manufacturer

Area

Frequency

Glass & Multi-Surface Cleaner

PC102

MD Stetson

Glass

As Needed

Spray & Wipe Cleaner 

PC108

MD Stetson

Flat  surfaces

As Needed

Neutral & Glass Cleaner

PC101

MD Stetson

Floors and Glass

Daily

Non-Acid Restroom & Shower 

PC116

MD Stetson

Lavs and Locker rooms

As Needed

Peroxide Multi-Surface Cleaner 

PC120

MD Stetson

Building Wide

Daily

Pre-Spray & Spot Remover 

PC113

MD Stetson

Carpets

As Needed

 

 

 

 

 

Suprox peroxide cleaner

 

Hillyard

Floor Cleaners

Daily

Top Clean

 

Hillyard

Flat Surfaces

Daily

Super shine

 

Hillyard

Flat Surfaces

Daily

 

 

 

 

 

Glass  Cleaner

SkyLight

Ramsey

Glass/mirrors

Daily

Multi-Surface Cleaner

Freefall

Ramsey

Flat Surfaces

Daily

Floor Stripper

 

Ramsey

VCT Floors

Annually

 

 

 

 

 

Hand  Soap

Foam

gojo

Hand Cleaning

As Needed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 29, 2011
Revised:  July 10, 2012

 
 


Posted: 03-29-11
Updated:  07-10-12
RePosted:  09-27-13