Cleaning crews disinfect Union County Schools

Cleaning crews disinfect Union County Schools

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All of the custodians at Paulette Elementary School in Maynardville were busy Wednesday deep cleaning. All of the custodians at Paulette Elementary School in Maynardville were busy Wednesday deep cleaning.
"This is a spray disinfectant that we use on the door handles," explained custodian Wilma Muncie, "Just anything the kids would be touching." "This is a spray disinfectant that we use on the door handles," explained custodian Wilma Muncie, "Just anything the kids would be touching."
"We hope the kids will get rested and get better over this break, and come back ready to go," said Principal Jason Bailey. "We hope the kids will get rested and get better over this break, and come back ready to go," said Principal Jason Bailey.

By JOSH AULT
6 News Reporter

MAYNARDVILLE (WATE) - After Union County schools were closed Tuesday for the week due to illness, cleaning crews went to work cleaning and sanitizing the district's school buildings.

All of the custodians at Paulette Elementary School in Maynardville were busy Wednesday deep cleaning.

"This is a spray disinfectant that we use on the door handles," explained custodian Wilma Muncey, "Just anything the kids would be touching."

They are using several products to make sure all the germs die.

"It will be clean," said Muncey. "We keep on it, especially when they're sick."

School officials say out of the roughly 3,000 students that attend Union County Schools, 600 were absent on Monday.

Another problem was sick faculty; some schools saw half of their teachers out sick.     

At Paulette Elementary they had about 30 students call in sick.

"Our absentee rate was rather low, surprisingly enough. But of course the other schools in the county experienced a lot more absentees then we did," said Principal Jason Bailey.

Bailey gives a lot of credit to his cleaning crew. He says they do a great job keeping their school germ-free.

He is hoping by Monday everything will get back to normal.

"We hope the kids will get rested and get better over this break, and come back ready to go," said Bailey.

Students will return to class on Monday, December 10.

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