ERIC Number: ED436947
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
The Healthy School Environmental Action Guide.
Advocates for Children of New York, Inc., Long Island City.; Healthy Schools Network, Inc., Albany, NY.
This guide informs parents, advocates, and school personnel about existing laws and resources available to ensure that every school in New York is an environmentally safe and healthy school. The guide reveals how to recognize air quality and other environmental problems and who to contact when adverse conditions are discovered. It examines problems associated with asbestos and lead, the importance of proper ventilation, fire hazard identification, hazardous structural problems, playground safety, and bathroom sanitation. Also included are ways of making a school free of pesticides. Each environmental hazard highlights the applicable laws involved and lists who to contact when these specific problems are uncovered. Appendices provide samples of complaint letters, the affirmative steps that can be taken to make a school safer and healthier, and Congressional contact information. (GR)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Facility Guidelines, Indoor Air Pollution, Public Schools
Advocates for Children of New York, Inc., 151 West 30th St., 5th Floor, New York, NY 10001. For full text:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Parents; Policymakers; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Advocates for Children of New York, Inc., Long Island City.; Healthy Schools Network, Inc., Albany, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York