BOISE, ID — The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) and the National School Plant Management Association (NSPMA) have formed an educational partnership, according to a press release.
The goal of the partnership is to foster greater professional and public awareness of the importance — and means — of maintaining a healthy school environment, the release stated.
"Our goal is to advance the knowledge of school plant management, maintenance, operations and cleaning personnel, and to provide indoor environment education on both organizations'' websites and in local communities through shared press and the media," said Allen Rathey, president of The Healthy Facilities Institute.
"Both HFI and NSPMA share a commitment to education supporting healthier schools, operations, and cleaning processes, furthering a mission to make K-12 educational facilities cleaner, better maintained and healthier," Rathey added.
"The NSPMA was formed in the interest of enhancing and promoting the educational process, and to provide for the exchange of information that improves school plant management, maintenance and care through the promotion of acceptable policies, standards and practices," said Dennis J. Randolph, EFM, executive director of the National School Plant Management Association.
"We believe this partnership with the HFI will help us to promote the professional advancement of school plant management personnel, and the health of the school environment," Randolph noted.
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