National Survey Reveals Schools Fail Parents’ White Glove Test
Phoenix, AZ (August 21, 2015) – Parents say schools don’t make the grade when it comes to cleanliness. A new national survey reveals parents say school busses, cafeterias, and bathrooms are “unclean” and “unsanitary.” As a result, more than 3 in 5 parents worry their kids are exposed to germs at school. Even so, they send their own kids to school sick!
Parents Dish on Dirt – Parents dish the dirt on schools in a national survey of more than 300 American workers ages 25-55 who have at least one child ages 6-18.
- •Cafeteria Crud – 50% of working parents pack lunch for their kids because they think the cafeteria is “unclean” or “unsanitary.”
- •Bummer for the Bus – 1 in 3 respondents won’t let their kids ride the bus because they believe it’s unclean.
Still, the dirtiest secret of all…
- •Parents Send their Kids to School Sick – Nearly 1/2 (49%) said they feel pressured to send their kids to school in these conditions – even if they’re sick – because they can’t miss work.
OpenWorks, a leading national commercial cleaning and integrated facility services franchise that commissioned the survey, partners with schools around the country to improve the health and cleanliness of their facilities. According to David Bosley, OpenWorks Executive Vice President who is responsible for OpenWorks’ outreach to school systems, these survey results should be a true eye-opener for education leaders who have a responsibility to maintain healthy learning environments.
“The survey shows parents believe schools aren’t making the grade when it comes to keeping facilities clean, creating unhealthy environments for students ” says Bosley. “We want to restore that trust by partnering with schools around the country to set up cleaning programs that are sustainable and affordable.”
*Please cite OpenWorks as the source for this survey.
*This online survey of 301 men and women was conducted by a third party and commissioned by OpenWorks.
*In order to qualify for the survey, participants were required to be full-time employees between the ages of 25-55 and a parent to at least one child between 6-18 years old.
*Survey participants have no affiliation with OpenWorks.
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Media Contact – Kylee Hoffman – OpenWorks