Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools®
Frederick Winslow Taylor's ideals of systemization and standardization, developed in the early 1900's, underpin Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools' mission to streamline cleaning processes through systematized methods and standardized products and equipment.
Finding the one best way to clean means analyzing the facility's needs and the tasks involved in meeting those needs. It means assessing method and equipment options and available workforce and then putting it all together in a systematic cleaning program that runs like a finely crafted watch.
Just as every wheel or gear in a fine watch performs a specific integrated function, so should every part of a viable cleaning program. By designing a plan, selecting the finest parts and fitting them all together in synchronized fashion, the watchmaker creates an accurate timepiece. Finding the one best way to clean begins much the same way - with a carefully devised plan.
A needs analysis, including the desired level of clean and the frequency of cleaning necessary to reach that level, can serve as the groundwork for such a plan. This often keys on the building's use, traffic flow and outside influences such as weather conditions.
Schools and universities require daily clean-up of classrooms and common areas, daily disinfecting or sanitizing of desk tops, water fountains and doorknobs, and more frequent restroom cleaning than many other facilities.
A thorough needs analysis should include any special needs the building may have. In addition to routine cleaning and monitoring, are there other tasks, such as window cleaning, that will need to be performed? What are the budget constraints? A clear understanding of the building's needs in relation to budget allows cleaning managers to develop a plan that works - for both the customer and the cleaning operation.
PC4HS Field Advisor Update − Kalli Butt, Custodial Quality Assurance Coordinator, Portland Public Schools − Driving Green-Cleaned Schools Through StandardizationPortland Public Schools (PPS), an urban school district in Portland, Oregon founded in 1851− now the largest district in the Pacific Northwest with approximately 47,000 students in 80 schools – has implemented the Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools (PC4HS) program in 15 schools, with district-wide rollout planned.Read more…
Update from PC4HS Field Advisory Board - FAB - Member Michael Jones - Director of Custodial Services at Columbia Public Schools - CPSMichael Jones states PC4HS is the missing link between the theoretical benefits of green cleaning and successful field deployment.Read more…
Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools Supports National Healthy Schools Day − Update from Rex MorrisonPC4HS supported National Healthy Schools Day on April 7th at Springfield Unified School District in Massachusetts by first ‘walking the talk’ about decluttering.Read more…
Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools® Awarded 501c3 Federal Tax-exempt Status
Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools® (PC4HS) has received formal recognition and status as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization — i.e., public charity status — effective December 13, 2010.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, letter, dated February 28, 2014 reads:
“We are pleased to inform you that upon review of your application for tax exempt status we have determined that you are exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to you are deductible under section 170 of the Code. You are also qualified to receive tax-deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code. Because this letter could help resolve any questions regarding your exempt status, you should keep it in your permanent records. Organizations exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Code are further classified as either public charities or private foundations. We determined that you are a public charity under the Code section(s) listed in the heading of this letter. Please see Publication 4221-PC, Compliance Guide for 501(c)(3) Public Charities ─ http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p4221pc.pdf − for helpful information about your responsibilities as an exempt organization.”