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The first CIMS-GB-certified K-12 public school system

April 12, 2010
ROME, GA — Floyd County Schools recently become the first K-12 public school system in the country to earn ISSA''s Cleaning Industry Management Standard Green Building (CIMS-GB) certification, according to a press release.
Floyd County Schools started the process to become CIMS-GB-certified about a year ago by replacing a variety of cleaning chemicals used in their facilities with three basic, environmentally friendly cleaning solutions, the release stated.
According to the release, Bruce Stark of Stark Consulting served as the third-party certification assessor for Floyd County Schools.
In an effort to reduce chemical waste, Floyd County Schools worked with Jim Chittom of Roman Chemical to install chemical dispensing machines at each school, the release noted.
Superintendent of Floyd County Schools Dr. Lynn Plunkett said: "We are certainly proud of the efforts of our employees at all levels to secure such a distinguished honor for our school system. I sincerely believe that each one of our employees plays a part in the education of each child in our classrooms and providing a clean, safe environment in which to teach and learn is a key element in a quality education."
Health and safety training programs for building service employees, which emphasize hazardous material spill containment and response and other overall worker safety programs, have been implemented in all Floyd County Schools as part of the district''s green efforts, the release added.
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