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Mayor Sarno asks School Department and School Committee to create Anti-Litter Curriculum/Program for Students

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, as chair of the Springfield School Committee, at last evening School Committee meeting asked Superintendent Daniel Warwick and School Committee members to create an anti-litter curriculum/program for students.

Mayor Sarno stated, “This is something that’s been on my mind and that we started to look at a while back and then the COVID-19 pandemic hit and all hands were on deck to deal with the pandemic.  Now is the time coupled with our city’s street attack through our already established Parks and Department of Public Works (DPW) Clean City team, anti-graffiti program, Housing Code Enforcement and Springfield Police Department’s quality of life Ordinance Flex Squad, Sheriff Nick Cocchi’s crews and our newly minted partnership with Roca for our ‘Clean Sweep’ initiative, to ingrain in our students at a young age that it’s not ok to litter.  We must stop the mentality from some individuals, whether younger or older, that it is ok to litter, because someone else will pick it up!  If we all do our part and take pride in one’s surroundings, we’ll have an overall cleaner city.  I look forward to the development of this initiative.” 

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