Update: Tweets from SPS:
The building is clean and ready for students, but many staff and students still sick.
John Muir Elementary will be CLOSED on Friday 3/10 in an effort to limit further spread of germs.
end of update
I received word that Muir Elementary is closed today due to a discovery of norovirus at the school.
The district has brought in a team to clean the surfaces of the entire school. No word yet on when it will reopen.
Talking with union officials, I learned that SPS has one of the lowest standards for cleaning schedules for school districts in the state. The custodians are on a timed scheduled for each room and only put up chairs and vacuum/sweep. They are not required to wipe any surfaces and only dust about six times a year.
I'm sure most teachers pick up the slack if only for sanitation but that's not really what we want to be paying them to do.