With lead in drinking water continuing to be a major issue in many school communities, the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) is providing districts with resources for school leaders, Commissioner of Education Lamont Repollet announced last week.
Working in collaboration with the state Department of Health and the Department of Environmental Protection, the NJDOE has created a package of resources for school districts to use regarding testing for lead in school drinking water and educating families on prevention, screening, and intervention related to lead exposure.
Three pages of information, with links and resources to help districts test for lead and to educate the community about its dangers, are provided here.
“Keeping students safe and secure is one of a school district’s highest priorities,” New Jersey Education Commissioner Lamont Repollet said in an Aug. 27 broadcast memo. “I thank you for keeping your school communities informed about this important issue.”