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Hand sanitizer too expensive for schools

5 years ago October 17, 2009 Oct 17, 2009 Saturday, October 17 2009 Saturday, October 17, 2009 2:24:10 PM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Luke Margolis

Jefferson Parish school board members found out just how expensive it would be to keep students' hands clean to fight the flu.

The administration looked into supplying hand sanitizer stations at every school.

The cost? $132,000 a year for a single application per student per day.

Here's how they did the math.  One case of sanitizer provides about 3,000 applications - so one daily application for all 44,000 students would require nearly 15 cases a day, at $52 per case.

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