Schools Use Cooperative and Team Cleaning to Cope with Budget Changes


For a July 10th article in the Lawrence Journal-World about how team and cooperative summer cleaning methods are successfully helping USD 497 respond to 20% cuts in staffing, please click here.

PUR-O-ZONE has been helping school districts throughout the region respond to sudden and dramatic cuts in personnel with offsetting increases in productivity. Summer Cooperative Cleaning and Team Cleaning concepts provide ways to reorganize cleaning staff efforts into a more productive and beneficial structure. The article link above describes the success in Lawrence, which early on got a boost from visiting the very successful programs in the Hutchinson Public School System, also supported by efforts from PUR-O-ZONE.

These programs are part of PUR-O-ZONE's focus on working with the 95% of the annual cleaning budget that goes into people resources. School systems, hospitals, assisted-living centers, and factories have worked hand-in-hand to tailor new approaches to workloading, beginning with access to CCAP, the huge database of information about how long tasks in comparable organizations take, and where opportunities for improvements are available.

For information on the first step in that analysis, the Variable Field Analysis Report, free of charge, please click here.

Perry-Lecompton USD 343 put their cooperative efforts to the test this summer. For an article featured on their own web site, please click here.

Read how the Ottawa Public School Systems performed last summer, in their first year with Cooperative Cleaning.

Click here for the case study at USD 290.

Summer Cleaning Summary 

Click here for a summary of Cooperative Cleaning benefits.

Click here for a presentation on Team Cleaning.