School Professionals

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Teachers, school nurses, administrators and staff are all partners in keeping Vermonters healthy. Find information and resources for school professionals across the state.

Information for You

Many Vermont schools and childcare facilities are in older buildings, which means they are more likely to have lead in their plumbing.

Vermont law requires all schools and licensed or registered childcare facilities to test their drinking water for lead and remediate if levels are at or above 4 parts per billion (ppb).

 

Below are briefs highlighting maternal and child health priority areas, data, and Vermont strategies.

While a major source of lead poisoning in Vermont children is paint, lead in older plumbing, pipes and fixtures can add to a child’s overall lead exposure.

 

The Health Department offers guidance to schools and child care centers during closures and essential operations.

Asthma-friendly schools are ones that take a few easy steps to create environments that help students with asthma to grow, learn, and succeed, and prevent asthma attacks and missed school days.

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