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Old 08-06-2006, 12:55 PM
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Can you have things hanging from your ceiling?

I believe the fire marshall said we couldn't....but for some reason the director said it was okay...so...does your school/center/wherever you work allow things to be hung and if so, what do you hang?

Old 08-06-2006, 12:59 PM
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Nope. It sets off the motion detector.
Old 08-06-2006, 01:02 PM
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I believe (depending on the state, I'm in NJ), that it is state mandated that nothing can hang... I only say this because this past year my district was under review from the state and they had a HUGE list of regulations that we had to follow..... during our observation time.... Basically, we are allowed to hang (I hang using clothespins/string from my metal light rafter things) even though "techincally" we aren't. IF the state were to come back in, we would get a write up, but apparently that is a risk our district takes.
Old 08-06-2006, 01:47 PM
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I work in a private center and we can hang stuff from the ceilings, cover the walls with paper...the fire marshall has never said a word about any of it. We would all just DIE if he took our decorating skills away from us!!!!!!!!
Old 08-06-2006, 02:14 PM
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We are not allowed to hang things from the ceiling-fire codes. I think that's about it, though.
Old 08-06-2006, 02:21 PM
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I taught at a public school last year and yes we were allowed to hang stuff from the ceiling. We couldn't, however, have any small appliances or even air freshener plug in things. Go figure?

Now I will be teaching in a private school and I have things hanging from the ceiling and I have a small refrigerator.
Old 08-06-2006, 02:36 PM
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In our district, we have 13 elementary schools and each one has a different fire marshall and different rules. In my school, I cannot hang anything from the ceiling and I can only cover 20% of the wall space with paper. Our Art teacher is fined regularly for breaking these rules. At another school, they have stuff cover almost every inch of space and dangling from the ceiling. It depends on the rules. My advice is that if the fire marshall says no, don't do it, because you are the one that will be fined, NOT the center or school!
Old 08-06-2006, 03:15 PM
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I do not think they care in my district about it... I have only heard to not have cleaners in a obvious place.
Old 08-06-2006, 04:17 PM
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We could hang whatever we wanted from the ceiling (useing our good judgement that is.) We also had a small fridge and a plug in airfreshener. We can do whatever we want in our classrooms even if we wanted to paint.

I like it because we can make the classroom a happy enviornment and doing art with the kids we can hang them on the walls, from the ceiling or wherever we see fit.
Old 08-06-2006, 04:19 PM
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We cannot have anything closer than 6 inches from the ceiling. We use fishing line to hang things from the ceiling and it's acceptable. I believe that's something they check when the licensing people come. (I work for a Head Start)

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