Healthy School Environments
State School Environmental Health Guidelines
EPA’s Voluntary Guidelines for States: Development and Implementation of a School Environmental Health Program will help states establish and sustain environmental health programs for K-12 schools. The guidelines present recommendations, case studies, and resources that will help states build or enhance an existing program. This website includes an overview of the guidelines, as well as links to additional information and resources.
- Basic information about the guidelines
- Read, download and print the guidelines
- Download a factsheet about the guidelines (PDF) (2pp, 621K)
- Download the companion guide: Sensible Steps to Healthier School Environments
To complement the guidelines, EPA has developed a model K-12 school environmental health program as a resource that states can customize and share with schools and school districts to help them establish, or enhance an existing, school environmental health program. The model program identifies five broad components of environmental health issues encountered in schools and actions schools and school districts can take to address them. Learn more about the model program, the five components, and how schools and school districts can use the model program to advance their environmental health activities.