Volusia County teachers claim company failed to fully clean classrooms

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VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — Volusia County teachers shared photos that appear to show dust left on carpets and other areas were supposed to be cleaned.

The photos also showed trash cans filled with dirty diapers and grime still in a sink, after the classroom supposedly had a deep cleaning.

The company in charge of the cleaning has promised things will be ready when teachers return Tuesday.

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Voluia County teacher Amy Hawkins suffers from an autoimmune disease and is worried about stepping back into her Forest Lake Elementary School classroom.

“My biggest fear is I am walking into an environment that is not ready to receive me and it is going to jeopardize my health,” Hawkins said.

Hawkins shared photos she took in April to give a glimpse of the environment inside her classroom.

The photos show dusty counter tops, trash on the floor and dirt in the sink after she says the district's cleaning company, ABM, was supposed to do deep cleaning.

ABM said in the board meeting Tuesday it will be stepping up its efforts at schools by demisting buses and wiping down commonly touched areas like office, desks and doorknobs daily.

AMB said in a statement that it will have the classrooms ready for reoccupancy by Aug. 11.