In 2022, The Benton-Franklin Health District announced the creation of the first School Environmental Health & Safety Program in Benton and Franklin counties. The objective of this program is to promote school safety and support all public, private, and parochial K-12 schools by:

  • Overseeing plan reviews for new and existing school construction projects.
  • Implementing periodic school health & safety inspections.
  • Offering consultations to school administration on risk reduction.
  • Providing educational resources on school environmental health & safety.

School Resources
A student’s health, well-being, and academic success are shown to improve in safe and healthy learning environments. The Benton-Franklin Health District is committed to creating and preserving a safe learning environment for all K-12 students and staff, and we encourage schools to use the resources below to evaluate and improve indoor air quality, cleaning practices, laboratory safety and more. 

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BFHD Expands School Environmental Health & Safety Program 
The long-term goal of BFHD’s new program is to implement routine inspections in all Benton and Franklin County schools.