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ERIC Number: EJ982428
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0003-0945
Clean and Safe Washroom School Maintenance
Kennedy, Mike
American School & University, v84 n7 Mar 2012
When an education facility neglects washrooms and lets them become unsanitary and unsafe havens for vandalism and bullying, that can affect the health and morale of students and staff. Schools and universities must be vigilant about upkeep of their washrooms to avoid potential health and behavior problems. At a minimum, schools and universities need to provide washrooms that are cleaned regularly to kill germs and prevent the spread of disease; that are outfitted with fixtures and equipment that ward off the temptations of vandalism; and that allow for a level of supervision that deters would-be bullies from using a restroom break to harass vulnerable fellow students. In addition, facility managers looking to save energy and cut costs should seek washroom designs that conserve water and rely less on artificial lighting.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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