With the help of the Swanton Parents Club, the Swanton Local Schools district is working to keep classrooms healthier. The club recently helped the district purchase a Clorox Total 360 electrostatic sprayer system.
“As a club, we really wanted to make a big difference and use our money wisely to invest in our schools and community,” said Melanie Voight, Swanton Parents Club vice president.
“First I want to thank the Swanton Parents Club for their generosity,” Swanton Local Schools Superintendent Chris Lake said. “It was so wonderful that they were willing to help us with the purchase.”
The sprayer applies liquid to surfaces in the school and allows for quicker, and often, more thorough disinfection.
“The machine itself offers us a chance to give our buildings a thorough, deep clean in a very efficient way,” Lake said. “In the past, it would take many hours to get the level of disinfection that this machine provides in just a few minutes. This allows our custodians to give the buildings a deeper clean more often.
“Our hope is that this will help keep students and staff healthy during the upcoming cold and flu season.”
Voight said the talk in the Swanton Parents Club of some type of cleansing and disinfecting system began last year. Custodians in the district were simultaneously discussing the same type of system.
“Last year, the flu and norovirus left an astounding number of absences in our schools,” said Voight. “The Clorox Total 360 machine allows custodians to spray immediately to spot disinfect, and also to spray entire rooms and hard surfaces for a total disinfectant. It can disinfect 18,000 square feet an hour.”
She added that it is EPA-approved, with a two-minute contact time to disinfect.
“It kills the cold, flu, and norovirus. If we see a decrease in absences, we will depend on fundraising and business donations to help fund machines for our other school buildings,” Voight said. “We are hoping that the entire Swanton community will be healthier.”
Reach Drew Stambaugh at 419-335-2010