The Highland County Health Department School Inspection Program is responsible for assisting schools in ensuring student and employee safety. Sanitarians inspect the physical facility condition, playground equipment safety, restroom conditions, and other areas dealing with school health and safety. The kitchen is inspected as well, but it is licensed through the Food Safety Program.
Complaints regarding safety issues in schools should be made to the Highland County Health Department, Environmental Health Division.
Frequently Asked Questions1. How often are the schools inspected?Current law requires that schools be inspected semiannually.2. What does the Health Department do if a problem is found?Inspection reports are provided to the school district on individual buildings within that district. The inspection reports list recommendations that need to be addressed.3. How can I report a safety concern at my school?For school safety concerns in Highland County, contact the Highland County Health Department, Environmental Health Division.4. Are cafeterias inspected?If schools serve food to students, staff, or the public, they are required to contact the health department regarding applicable food service licensing. All licensed cafeterias are inspected at least twice per year.
5. What items do sanitarians look at during their inspection process?
Although local health departments are required to inspect schools there is no state wide required inspection criteria. The following link outlines recommendations adopted by the Highland County Board of Health to help clarify the inspection process.
School Inspection Program Recommendations
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