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First Public Charter School joins Healthful Schools Program

October 21, 2011
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WASHINGTON — E.L. Haynes Public Charter School has announced its participation in the Healthful Schools Program, a new initiative that promotes the adoption of science-based standards for cleaning to protect health and the environment, according to a press release.

In order to qualify for the program, E.L. Haynes underwent an audit of its cleaning processes, products and equipment for compliance with the Green Seal GS-42 standard, the release stated.

"E.L. Haynes is committed to being a leader in the adoption and development of nationally-recognized effective practices for advancing student achievement. We believe that creating a healthier environment for our students plays a very important role in accomplishing this goal," said Jennifer C. Niles, founder and head of school.

According to the release, the Healthful Schools Program is part of the Healthful Buildings Partnership, a coalition of building owners, facility managers and service providers who are dedicated to promoting best practices for cleaning and health.

Click here to read the complete release.

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