WHAT IS A PRIVATE OR REGLIGIOUS SCHOOL?
This is a school which is not supported by funds appropriated by the General Assembly of North Carolina, by the federal government or through local governmental sources.
WHAT IS A PUBLIC SCHOOL?
This is a school supported by public funds appropriated by the General Assembly of North Carolina, by the federal government and through local governmental sources.
DOES ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERMIT SCHOOL BUILDINGS?
No, Environmental Health only conducts sanitation inspections. Public Schools are regulated by North Carolina Department of Public Education and Private or Religious Schools are regulated by North Carolina Department of Administration Division of Non-Public Education.
HOW OFTEN ARE SCHOOL BUILDINGS INSPECTED BY ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH?
Unannounced inspections are conducted at least once between July and June every fiscal year.
WHAT DOES AN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST LOOK AT DURING A SANITATION INSPECTION?
Environmental Health Specialists look at:
cleanliness of floors, walls & ceilings
cleanliness of storage spaces and other areas
adequacy of lighting
cleanliness of ventilation
adequacy of water supply
solid waste disposal
toilet and lavatory facilities - cleanliness, good repair, properly supplied
dressing rooms and showers
DO SCHOOL BUILDINGS RECEIVE A GRADE?
Yes, school buildings receive a grade similar to that of restaurants, but grade cards are not posted in school buildings. If you would like to know the grade of any school buildings in the county, you may contact our office at (336)342-8180.
If you have concerns about the sanitation at a school in Rockingham County, speak to the principal or administrator directly. If you still have concerns, you may also call us at (336)342-8180 to register a complaint.