The Healthy Green Schools & Colleges
Summer Webinar Series

Join our free webinars featuring our Steering Committee members talking about the biggest issues facing facility managers at schools right now. These webinars will share success stories and insights as schools adapt to changes brought about by the pandemic and prepare for a healthy and safe 2021-22 school year. The Healthy Green Schools & Colleges Steering Committee is made up of dedicated facility and custodial leadership from K-12 school districts, universities and community colleges across the country that have executed award-winning green cleaning programs.


Summer Series

How Funds from the American Rescue Plan Can Be Used to Improve Your Facilities Program
July 28, 2021

State education agencies will receive about $123 billion in relief for K-12 schools under The American Rescue Plan. These funds may be used to fund health and safety measures in schools that promote continuity of service and emergency preparedness. In this webinar, we will hear from a panel of school facilities managers about the ways they have been able to use relief aid to make investments in their facilities programs that improve indoor air quality, follow CDC guidance and increase health and safety in their schools. We encourage participation during a 15 minute Q+A session at the end of this webinar.

Keith Webb, Former Executive Director of Plant Services, Newport News Public Schools, Newport News, Virginia
Mike Jones, Director of Custodial Services, Columbia Public Schools, Columbia, Missouri
Merv Brewer, National Liaison Chairman, Utah Schools Custodial Managers Association and Former Assistant Custodial Supervisor, Salt Lake City School District, Salt Lake City, Utah

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Hiring School Cleaning Staff During the Pandemic Labor Shortage
July 12, 2021

Many schools and universities are struggling to hire cleaning staff for the 2021-22 school year. Increased demand for cleaning processes and frequencies as a result of new COVID-19 protocol, a national labor shortage and tightened budgets are making the challenge of hiring cleaning staff at schools more difficult than ever before. In this free webinar, three experienced facilities managers discuss their hiring needs and some of the ways their programs have been able to recruit and hire quality cleaning personnel for the new school year. Included is a 15 minute Q+A session at the end.

Kimberly Thomas, Senior Director of Services, Facilities Management, University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia
Tony Almeida, Manager, Custodial Services, Elk Grove Unified School District, Elk Grove, California
Aaron Uresti, Assistant Director of Custodial & Housekeeping Services, Facilities Services, University of California, Riverside, California