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School Sanitation Program

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School Buildings are inspected on an annual basis by Environmental Health Specialists. Schools are regulated in accordance with the Rules Governing the Sanitation of Public, Private, and Religious Schools. The inspection process covers everything from proper maintenance of the school facilities to chemical use within the school building. Schools are graded on a 100 point scale and given a number grade. Letter grades are not posted for the school building.

Current School inspection reports can be found: Chatham County Sanitation Scores



Opening a new school

School Building Application
(for new or remodel of school buildings)

Rules Governing the Sanitation of Public, Private and Religious Schools


School Sanitation Educational Resources

School Sanitation Posters and Newsletters

Head Lice Brochure

Wash Your Hands! Poster

Head Lice Brochure Spanish

Sink Those Germs! Poster

Animals in NC Schools

Cover Your Cough

School Food Policy Booklet

Cover Your Cough Spanish

School Food Decision Diagram

School Sanitation Newsletter December2012

Guidelines for Schools during Water Emergency

School Sanitation Newsletter
Chemical Storage Poster

Other links of Interest:
Infectious Diseases in Childcare and School Settings Manual
CDC Guidelines for Cleaning and Disinfecting for MRSA
School Integrated Pest Management
EPA IAQ Tools for Schools
NC Public Water Supply "Safe Drinking Water Guide" Document


 NCSU Head Lice:

Head Lice info English/Spanish: