Coalition for Healthier Schools Back to School Toolkit

Every September, and after each return to school following a vacation, kids’ hospitalizations due to asthma increase sharply in large part because of poor indoor air quality and exposure to asthma triggers including chemicals in schools. It is essential for parents, teachers, and all school employees to be proactive in ensuring the schools are healthy and safe for children and the adults.

In an effort to provide guidance towards an environmentally healthy school, the Coalition for Healthier Schools has released its annual Back to School Toolkit with fact sheets and guides on Indoor Air QualityHealthy PurchasingGreen CleaningTips for Tours, and more.