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PC4HS adds to field advisory board

April 21, 2014
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PRESS RELEASE
Kalli M. Butt  Added to PC4HS Field Advisory Board

SPARKS, NV — The nonprofit 501(c)3 Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools® (PC4HS) group welcomes Kalli M. Butt — Custodial Quality Assurance Coordinator, Facility Operations, Facilities & Asset Management, Portland Public Schools (PPS) www.pps.k12.or.us — as a member of its Field Advisory Board.

“Portland Public Schools (PPS) is a pioneer and early adopter of the Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools methodology, and Kalli is involved with training new hires in PC4HS, inspecting school buildings for compliance with the clean for health process we teach, and much more,” said Rex Morrison, founder of PC4HS.

Kalli graduated from the University of Delaware, and spent her early career in the hospitality field, working for Marriott, Sheraton and Ritz-Carlton hotels in various leadership roles.

At PPS, Kalli has created a PC4HS user manual to help custodians understand the program, the tools and supplies that enable it, and provide “step by step procedural instructions.”   

Kalli is also involved in measuring hygienic outcomes using ATP, conducting time studies, evaluating and assisting schools starting and deploying the program, and  “writing and directing a PC4HS video which [she is] hoping to have completed by the end of the school year.”

Lessons Learned

“Change is hard,” she noted. “The biggest obstacle we faced by far was convincing our hard-working custodians that while their finished product may look clean it may not be healthy for our students, and that by following a new standardized process in all our schools we can ensure consistent hygienic quality throughout the district.”

Parting Comments

“Do not try a cookie-cutter approach, and be open-minded,” she stated.  “Each school is different and each custodian is different.  Make sure you are taking the time to hear their concerns and work through them.  I have learned more about PC4HS from our custodians than I have taught them.  The best way to make this process work is to get the buy-in of the custodians involved, and their support is best earned by giving them a say and a stake in the process.”  

About Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools

Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools® (PC4HS) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization providing education and support to organizations desiring to implement a process for K-12 school districts, which optimizes efficiency, cleanliness, ease of deployment and health factors and often raises the productivity of school custodians, optimizing their efforts while protecting their health as well as that of students and faculty.

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