HELPING SCHOOLS BE SAFE AND HEALTHY PLACES TO LEARN AND PLAY
Safe and healthy school buildings. Playgrounds designed to reduce the chance that children will get hurt. Cafeterias preparing food safely to minimize the risk of foodborne illness.
Our inspectors work to provide a safe and healthy environment for children enrolled in private or public (K – 12) schools by:
- Conducting site approvals, plan reviews, and pre-operational inspections of new or remodeled schools;
- Conducting routine inspections of school food service operations;
- Investigating complaints about school safety or health;
- Providing current and reliable information about school safety for parents and school staff.
If you are planning to open a new school, remodel an existing facility or add a portable building call (360) 728-2235 for more information.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends that schools use Integrated Pesticide Management (IPM) to reduce pesticide risk and exposure to children.
You can learn more about school safety by visiting the School Safety Center—a great resource for parents and school staff.