The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education approved the “Clean, Safe, and Sanitary Schools for All” resolution on May 18, calling for the state to set and fund cleanliness standards for all public schools.
The resolution, authored by board President Kelly Gonez and co-sponsored by board members Mónica García and Jackie Goldberg, affirms support for ensuring safe, sanitary classrooms and school sites. The state sets comparable standards for appropriate lighting, air quality and noise levels in schools.
“Nothing has emphasized the need for cleanliness more than the COVID-19 pandemic, but it shouldn’t take a pandemic for the state to provide the necessary funding for school cleanliness at the appropriate levels,” Gonez said. “We’re calling on the state to establish high cleaning standards for our schools and provide school districts with the funding to meet those standards.”
“L.A. Unified has gone above and beyond to put new health and safety protocols in place as we navigate this unprecedented moment,” board member Nick Melvoin added. “None of this would be possible without the hard-working employees on the ground every day – and we will continue to advocate for the resources necessary to keep our campuses clean and our school communities safe.”
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