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An Act Concerning Green Cleaning Products in Schools:
 
As concerns about chemicals in the environment grow, there is an effort to reduce the amount and type of chemicals people are exposed to every day.  In light of this, a law was passed in 2009 by the CT legislature that requires schools to start a green cleaning program by July 2011.  As a result, Side by Side implemented a Green Cleaning Program, in compliance with the requirements of the State of Connecticut Public Act 09-81, An Act Concerning Green Cleaning Products in Schools
 
Side by Side uses a  Chemical Management System for dispensing cleaning products, which is stored in the custodial closets/storage rooms in each of our school buildings. The components of our Green Cleaning Program as required by Connecticut Public Act 09-81 include:
·         Product names and description of environmentally preferable cleaning products being used
·         The location and application of where cleaning products are applied
·         We will continue to work towards eliminating and monitoring cleaning products being brought in from outside unauthorized sources as required by
CT Public Act 09-81 (No parent, guardian, teacher or staff member may bring into the school facilities any consumer product which is intended to clean, deodorize, sanitize or disinfect.)
 
Note: if there is a particular illness outbreak, chemical sanitizers and disinfectants may be used in areas that might be contaminated and may only be handled by the nursing, custodial, or cleaning staff.