School Professionals

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

Vermont law requires all schools and licensed or registered child care 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 Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to monitor priority health risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death, disease, injury and social problems among youth.The Health Department and the Agency of Education sponsor this survey.

PCBs are a group of chemicals that can cause serious health problems, particularly in children. In 2021, a new Vermont law passed requiring all schools built or renovated before 1980 to test their indoor air for PCBs by July 2024.

The water test(s) to be ordered depends on the source of your water.

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