Developments in State Policy
Citation: Nevada Revised Statutes §§ 386.419, 4195
Effective: July 1, 2009; revised June 2015
Summary: As amended in 2015, this law requires schools to use environmentally-sensitive cleaning and maintenance products for cleaning floor surfaces in public schools.
- Requirements for Using Green Cleaning Products. The law requires school districts to ensure that the public schools within the district use only environmentally sensitive cleaning and maintenance products in the cleaning of all floor surfaces.
- Exceptions. If a school district determines that the associated costs of complying with this requirement are “unreasonable and would place an undue burden on the efficient operation” of the district or an individual school, the district may purchase and use a cleaning product that is not environmentally sensitive for cleaning floor surfaces. In order to do so, the district must first post notice of the product to be used on the district’s web site.