Overview

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.

What We Inspect

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, we look at:

 

  • General condition of the exterior of buildings
  • Solid waste, trash and recycling storage and disposal
  • Evidence of rodents and insects
  • Interior conditions of the school
  • Hallways, classrooms, restrooms and drinking fountains
  • How animals are displayed and managed
  • Science, visual art, industrial art and consumer science classrooms

 

 

  • Auditoriums, stages, dining areas and libraries/media centers
  • Indoor athletic facilities, looker rooms and weight rooms
  • Custodial and storage areas
  • Healthcare/nurses room
  • Teacher’s lounges
  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems

 

Inspectors and the Areas They Serve

Jennifer Frazier
Community Environmental Health Program Supervisor
(614) 525-5852
 Email Jennifer

Below is a list of the inspectors and the areas that they serve:

(614) 525-7448
 Email Jeff

Cities
Grove City


Villages
Harrisburg
Urbancrest
Valleyview

Townships
Franklin
Jackson
Pleasant

(614) 525-3859
 Email Mike

Cities
Bexley
Gahanna
New Albany
Westerville
Whitehall


Villages
Minerva Park

Townships
Blendon
Jefferson
Plain
Sharon

(614) 525-7484
 Email Nick

Cities
Dublin
Grandview Heights
Hilliard
Upper Arlington


Villages
Riverlea
Marble Cliff

Townships
Brown
Perry
Prairie
Norwich
Washington

(614) 525-5852

Cities
Canal Winchester
Groveport
Pickerington
Reynoldsburg

Villages
Brice
Lockbourne
Obetz

Townships
Clinton
Hamilton
Madison
Mifflin
Truro

Helpful Links & Resources

Lead Resources

Lead testing water in schools is voluntary. If you decide to test, be sure to use a lab that is certified to test for lead.
Lead in Drinking Water in Schools and Daycare Facilities.