How do you make a school bathroom safer?
- Get students involved in the cleaning effort.
- Detour vandalism.
- Handwashing 101: Encourage and educate the student body.
- Maintain a regular cleaning schedule.
- Ensure the school bathroom is stocked and all dispensers are full.
- Install touchless faucets and bathroom appliances.
How do you restrict a bathroom trip in the classroom?
- Don’t make it easy. Use a sign out sheet.
- Set a rule. There’s no using the restroom 10 minutes before or after a bell (beginning or end of class).
- Have a few set lines.
- Line up outside the room.
- Leave the bathroom door propped open.
- Use an individualized bathroom plan.
How can we stop students from vandalism in school bathrooms? By installing touchless faucets, vandals are not able to simply turn on the water and walk out of the restroom. Instead, they would have to keep their hand near the faucet to keep the water running. Installing touch-free flush valves on urinals or waterless urinals will also help reduce vandalism.
Can a school prevent a child from using the bathroom? In the past, workers have sued employers that refused to allow them to use the bathroom. The courts ruled in their favor. Adults who go back to school to continue their education are allowed to get up and leave class whenever they need to get a drink or use the bathroom. They do not have to ask permission.