Healthy Students A Priority In Eldon

1 decade 7 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, October 24 2007 Oct 24, 2007 Wednesday, October 24, 2007 7:55:08 PM CDT October 24, 2007 in News

One Mid-Missouri school district has just finished improvements in an attempt to keep their students' health up.

John Marz knows all about cleanliness. The custodial supervisor of Eldon High School recently completed a project to boost health safety standard within the school district.

For instance, Marz places disinfectant spray in every classroom.

"We give each teacher a can, and we ask for them to spray," Marz said. "And we ask for all of the custodial staff that right now, we ask them to spray in the evenings."

So to promote better health safety, the Eldon School District has put in new hand sanitizers in all of their schools' hallways. New, touchless paper towel dispensers have also been installed.

"Virtually anyplace we had paper towel dispensers, we're replacing and putting in with the new touchless," explained Marz.

Eldon Superintendant J.C. Huff asked all Eldon schools employees to come up with a way to prevent student illness during the upcoming flu season.

"We got a group of our classified staff members, our cooks, our custodians, our bus drivers and our secretaries, and had a conversation about some strategies we could use to fight germs and hopefully keep illnesses down in the district," said Huff.

As the weather grows colder, Marz feels that things have been successful, so far.

"I think we're top notch. I think we've come a long way," Marz said.

Eldon's high school, middle school, both elementary schools and the career center building now have the new health safety upgrades.

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