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, 860-253-6361

 

Green Seal certified
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.


Town of Enfield Cleaning Chemicals

 

PRODUCT

NAME

MANUFACTURER

AREA

FREQUENCY

neutral cleaner

DeltaMild

Genesan

floors

daily

heavy duty cleaner/degreaser

DeltaUltra

Genesan

all surfaces

as needed

bathroom cleaner

Enzysan

Genesan

bathroom surfaces

daily

glass/multi-surface cleaner

PolGreen

Genesan

glass, counters, etc.

daily

disinfectant

Hyperfect

Genesan

all surfaces

daily

disinfectant

Vital Oxide

Vital Solutions, LLC

all surfaces

daily

disinfectant

Smart Touch

Pure Shield, Inc.

all surfaces

daily

floor restorer

LinPol

Genesan

floors

as needed

hand soap

Symmetry

Buckeye

 

daily

hand sanitizer

Symmetry

Buckeye

 

daily

floor stripper

Takedown

Triple-S

VCT tile

as needed

floor prep

Recoat Prep

Hillyard

VCT tile

as needed

floor finish

EP-22

Hillyard

VCT tile

as needed

floor finish

Explorer

Hillyard

VCT tile

as needed

wood floor cleaner

Super Shine-all

Hillyard

wood floor

as needed

gym floor finish

Pro 200

Hillyard

gym floor

as needed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 March 29, 2011

Revised:        July 10, 2012
                      
September 8, 2014
                      
October 6, 2021


Posted:  10-06-21