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Voluntary Guidelines for Schools

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Creating Healthy School Environments: Step by Step Voluntary Guidelines for Ohio Schools

The purpose of these voluntary guidelines, written for schools and school districts, is to assist Ohio's nearly 4,000 K-12 schools in assessing, improving and maintaining the environmental health of their facilities. They are presented in a tiered format so that schools, no matter what their available resources, will have the opportunity for successful implementation at the foundational level. The guidelines offer a user-friendly, step-by-step format. Schools that implement the guidelines at one of three levels may apply for public recognition from the Ohio Department of Health.