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Green Clean Program

In accordance to new legislation known as Public Act (PA) 09-81, “An Act Concerning the Use of Cleaning Products in schools” school districts must use certified Environmentally Preferable Products (EPP) for daily cleaning and maintenance of their schools.  This legislation requires schools to comply by July 1, 2011 and to further publish this information on the district’s website as well as notify staff and parents annually of the program.

The East Hartford Public Schools Department of Facilities (District) has developed of a complete standards-based cleaning maintenance program to promote the health and well being of the school community. The District intends to maintain this goal through the use of high quality, safe, effective, environmentally preferable products; standard procedures for the use of those products and related cleaning equipment; rigorous and thorough training; quality assurance system with corrective action planning; and consultation in the improved management of custodial chemicals/equipment/supply inventory and logistics.

The Department of Facilities is pleased to inform staff and parents that a GREEN CLEAN CERTIFIED JANITORIAL CARE PROGRAM consisting of Custodial Supplies, Equipment, Training, Quality Assurance and Related Support Services was approved by the Board of Education and implemented on June 16, 2008.  Products meet the criteria of “Green” with appropriate certification logos such as, but not limited to GreenSeal, GreenGuard, EcoLogo or Green Label. 

In accordance to PA 09-81, Notice to Staff and Parents are required annually indicating the types, use and frequency of the EPP as well as contact person for questions:

  1. Products used are NCL, Earth Sense Green Seal Certified Products http://www.nclonline.com/products/categories/172
  2. Products are applied in lavatories, classrooms, common areas, offices, kitchens and surfaces requiring disinfection.
  3. The school administrator whom parents, staff or students may contact with any questions to Mr. Krauch, Supervisor of Custodial Services 860-622-5955

Additionally, in accordance to Public Act (PA) 09-81, “An Act Concerning the Use of Cleaning Products in schools”, school districts are required to notify parents, guardian and staff members that the legislation prohibits parents, guardian and staff members from bringing to school any consumer product which is intended to clean, deodorize, sanitize or disinfect building surfaces or movable items within a building.   East Hartford Public Schools Green Cleaning Program Policy and Regulation 3524.2.

Watch the “Wastebusters” video to learn more about the use of Green Cleaning products:

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