Clean Schools

It is a tremendous challenge to create and operate a clean school given the increased use of school buildings, which are in use 365 days a year in many districts. Even with increased usage, the importance of a clean building can’t be overstated. Studies show a school's environment can directly impact student learning capability, test scores, productivity, and achievement. While there can be challenges to create and maintain a clean school environment, solutions exist and it is one of the best investments that can be made to protect your communities most vital asset. A new maintenance plan may be necessary in some school districts. But schools vary across the country and creating a clean school environment that minimizes potential health risks, serves the community, and allows school districts to make cost-effective decisions can require re-imagining its space from the parking lot to the classroom.


On the Hill

Clean: Environmental Protection Agency

December 2017, Green School Catalyst Quarterly

The NSBA Clean, Green and Safe Schools initiative is supported by
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