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A former teacher is on a roll--as in toilet paper roll. Tom Keating started the Project Clean campaign from Decatur, Ga., six years ago, using about $25,000 of his money and state and federal grants to find grungy school bathrooms and make them clean and safe, according to a recent story in The Waft Street Journal

He finds bathroom floors littered with paper towels, missing stall doors and backed-up toilets, not to mention inadequate soap and toilet paper. "This is a national disaster, and I think we ought to do something about it," Keating says.

His quest started in the late 1980s when Keating looked into complaints from his then eighth-grade daughter. He bugged school principals to do something about substandard bathrooms. His work has had some impact--as seen in improvements in Portales, N.M., schools and at Decatur's Avondale High School, where bathroom walls were painted and flowers and curtains were added.
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Title Annotation:Tom Keating started the Project Clean campaign six years ago, using about $25,000 of his money and state and federal grants to find grungy school bathrooms and make them clean and safe.
Publication:District Administration
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Nov 1, 2002
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