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Vermont Health Department preparing schools for lead tests

June 9, 2019

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Health is reminding the state’s schools to prepare for upcoming statewide lead testing by completing tap inventories before the end of the month.

Vermont Public Radio reports the health department wants administrators at every building to complete the inventories so the tests can start as soon as students return for the upcoming school year.

The Legislature passed a law this year that requires all schools and childcare centers to be tested.

The Health Department’s Michelle Thompson says there is a lot of work to be done before the end of December 2020, the deadline set by the Legislature.

She says a tap inventory will ensure the 425 public and independent schools and 1,200 childcare centers are ready to be tested.

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Information from: WVPS-FM, http://www.vpr.net

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