Environmental Health Recognition
From the Office of the Superintendent of Peru Central School
Peru Central School District recently received Recognition for Excellence in Environmental Health through The ChildSafe School NYS Certificate Program.
ChildSafe Schools in New York State address health and safety needs, with school policies and practices that ensure reduced exposures and will lead to improved environmental health. Individual schools or school districts that meet or exceed the criteria are eligible to receive ChildSafe School certificates. This recognition program was created by Grassroots Environmental Education and is supported by the New York State Parent Teachers Association (NYSPTA), New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), and the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute.
The ChildSafe School provides a step-by-step framework to help parents, teachers and administrators make their schools as environmentally safe as they can be, by adopting policies that prohibit the idling of school buses and other vehicles, mandate the use of safe cleaning products, and eliminate the use of pesticides on school grounds and playing fields.