MILFORD, Connecticut (WTNH) – To keep schools safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a long list of things guardians need to watch out for. We’re talking about things beyond just adding plexiglass dividers and social distancing markers.
Patrick Bradbury is the Facilities Director for Milford Public Schools. He told News 8: “This is their home away from home. We have to be better and we have to do better and we have to make sure that everyone feels better about sending their children to us. ”
He says more than ever that he and his team are feeling the pressure. They oversee 14 schools in the district, which represents approximately 1.1 million square feet of buildings.
They ensure the safety and disinfection of schools during the week and even on Saturdays: “We also come on Saturdays and we do a little cleaning on Saturdays. All we missed maybe a vacancy on Friday night, we want to make sure we’re 100% for Monday morning.
In recent months, they have made changes and improvements to school ventilation systems and increased disinfection procedures. The attention to detail goes beyond that: “Our guys, as well as the contractors, had to load around 50 trailers of extra furniture to make sure we had enough room in the classroom to be socially distanced. while we teach our children. ”
Guardians across the state are helping to keep everyone in the classroom socially remote and safe, the unsung heroes of the halls.
Bradbury says, “We shouldn’t be seen, they shouldn’t even know we’re here. Our goal is therefore to make sure that everything is operational and that we do not interfere with the learning process.