ERIC Number: ED451687
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Environmental Action Guide for New York State Schools: Help for Parents and Others in the Absence of Standards Just for Children.
Barnett, Claire, Ed.
This guide addresses existing New York laws and available resources to ensure that every child and school employee has an environmentally safe and healthy school. Topics discussed involve indoor air quality; toxic and hazardous chemicals; pests and pesticides; mold, mildew, fungus, bacteria; asbestos; lead; radon; exhaust fumes from idling vehicles; renovation and construction pollution; structurally sound buildings; heat; classroom size and environment; fire hazards; usable and sanitary restrooms; safe playgrounds; and emergency management. Appendices present resource information by topic area, a form for information from the Healthy Schools-Healthy Kids Information and Referral Clearinghouse, examples of toxic and hazardous products used in New York schools, information on right-to-know laws concerning school environments, laws concerning access to public school-related meetings, rights to participating in health and safety committees, guidelines for school facility report cards, sample complaint letters to agencies about unsafe schools, a list of New York State Board of Regents/legislators, and New York State Environmental Conservation Regional Office locations and occupational health resources. (Contains 62 references.) (GR)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Standards, Public Schools
Healthy Schools Network, Inc., 773 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12208. Tel: 518-462-0632; Web site: http://www.healthyschools.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Healthy Schools Network, Inc., Albany, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York