Resources for School Staff and Parents
Washington State Rules and Resources: Clark County Public Health partners with Washington State Department of Health, local school districts and community partners to ensure schools are safe and healthy for students and school staff.
- Washington Administrative Code 246-366, Primary and Secondary Schools
- Health and Safety Guide for K-12 Schools in Washington
- Washington State Department of Health: About the School Environmental Health Program
- Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Indoor Air Quality: There is considerable evidence that supports a relationship between poor indoor air quality and impaired student learning and increased illness. Children spend between 80 and 85 percent of their time indoors, which includes about seven hours per day in school. Poor indoor air quality in schools is associated with increased student absenteeism and reduced student academic performance. (Washington State Department of Health)
- Washington State Department of Health: Healthy Air Quality in Schools
- EPA Healthy School Environments
Lead in School Drinking Water: Ensuring the safety of our community’s drinking water is a core public health value. While the risk of lead in school drinking water is low in Clark County, our department actively works with school districts as technical advisors on water sampling, identifying potential lead sources, assessing risk and informing parents if exposure has occurred. The following resources are available on the Washington Department of Health website:
- Washington State Department of Health: Lead in School Drinking Water FAQ
- Washington State Department of Health: Testing for Lead in School Drinking Water
Healthy Classroom Resources For Teachers: More and more often teachers are taking on additional cleaning responsibilities as well as bringing in personal supplies for their classroom. Below are resources to ensure your classroom remains healthy for you and your students.