Franklin County Public Health inspects yearly all K-12 public, private, chartered, non-chartered, community schools and career centers located within the jurisdiction of the Franklin County General Health District. Inspections are typically done during the school year and during the school day. We also respond to public complaints regarding the health and sanitary condition of schools. Once an inspection is completed, we send a report with observations and recommendations to the school principal/administrator, person in charge of maintenance and the school superintendent.
Franklin County Public Health inspects the sanitary and clean condition of school buildings and school grounds. We focus on ensuring that a healthy and clean environment is maintained for students, teachers and staff while at the school. We do not look at structural, mechanical or fire related areas since local building and fire departments can oversee these areas. When we inspect a school, this is some of what we look at: