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Greece superintendent discusses keeping classrooms clean

Raven Brown
Updated: July 31, 2020 01:23 PM
Created: July 31, 2020 05:22 AM

GREECE, N.Y. (WHEC) — As plans continue to roll in, many parents and staff have been asking what the updated cleaning requirements are for schools and who will do the cleaning. 

Greece Superintendent Kathleen Graupman says as the transition to back to school cleaning has been a top discussion and priority. She says bathrooms, cafeterias, nurses' offices and other areas that see a lot of traffic would be looked at and cleaned more often this year.

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The superintendent also says their custodians will still do most of the sanitizing, but teachers are expected to pitch in with day-to-day cleaning in their classrooms. That could include disinfecting their own rooms and wiping down desks.

News10NBC’s Raven Brown asked Graupman if they plan on hiring additional custodial staff to make sure cleaning gets done more often.

"That's still something that we're trying to figure out in terms when you look at our square footage when you look at our workforce,” Graupman said. “I will say it's probably going to cause us to prioritize and do things differently for sure, but we were in good shape before in terms of staffing with our custodians so I don't anticipate necessarily needing tons more."

Graupman says every school district is going to have their own rules and plans in place when it comes to cleaning and while plans are due Friday, they will be evolving and adding more as time goes on.


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