Well, make them take the training.Or give the kids equal work doing something else, like making sure the floors stay clean.
I was in Japan a long time ago and the kids clean the schools. They have no janitors.
My guess is something could be worked out, if the schools were interested.
Our janitor has a really neat machine for washing the floors. It looks like a small Zamboni. It scrubs, rinses, and waxes the floors in one pass.
It is not like the old days when the school hallways were cleaned with a mop and pail. I would guess that this has changed in Japan as well.
The training can be expensive. It is well worth it to have a properly trained janitor, but I wouldn't use it as a punishment for students.
Edited by David CO, 29 November 2016 - 02:59 PM.