Mississippi - Chemical Hazards: Prohibitions

Area: 
Prohibitions Or Restrictions
Policy Type: 
statute; regulation
Summary: 

State law requires districts to utilize environmentally-safe chemicals and/or to reduce chemical exposure in schools.

Mississippi Code 1972 37-11-71 Mississippi Asthma and Anaphylaxis Child Safety Act

(11) The State Department of Education shall require each public school district to take the following actions relating to the management of asthma in the school setting:

  • (g) Require local school health councils to adopt and support the implementation of a local school wellness policy that includes minimizing children's exposure to dust, gases, fumes and other pollutants that can aggravate asthma in the school setting. The policy must require the air quality and ventilation systems of schools to be assessed annually, which assessment may be accomplished with the Environmental Protection Agency's Tools for Schools Indoor Air Quality Checklist. The policy also must minimize the use of hazardous substances such as, but not limited to, chemical cleaning products and pesticides in and around school buildings during the hours that children are present at school. The policy must require all school construction projects to implement containment procedures for dusts, gases, fumes and other pollutants that trigger asthma.

  • (h) Implement an integrated pest management program that includes procedural guidelines for pesticide application, education of building occupants and inspection and monitoring of pesticide applications. The integrated pest management program may limit the frequency, duration and volume of pesticide application on school grounds.


Mississippi Administrative Code 7-192 Mississippi School Safety Manual

Operational Policies

The following list is not exhaustive but provides a starting point for the issues/policies that shall be considered. All school safety related plans and programs shall be based on a comprehensive assessment and state statutes relating to school safety.

    1. Discipline Plan
    1. Code of Conduct Policies
    1. Playground Policies
    1. Duty Rosters
    1. Traffic Policies
    1. Visitor Policies and Procedures
    1. Search Policies
    1. Dress Code
    1. Electronic Communication/Cell Phone Policies
    1. Internet Policies
    1. Field Trip/Special Event Policies
    1. Plain Language Commands (NIMS Compliance)
    1. Parking & Automobile Policies
    1. Evacuation Procedures
    1. Medication Dispensing Policy
    1. Shop Safety Policy
    1. Juvenile Court Liaison Policy
    1. Alarm Systems
    1. Posting of Signs
    1. Hazardous Material Policy
    1. Inclement Weather Procedures
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