Nevada - Chemical Hazards: Prohibitions

Area: 
Prohibitions Or Restrictions
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

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

Nevada Revised Statutes 386.4195. Use of environmentally sensitive cleaning and maintenance products; use of products that are not environmentally sensitive.

  1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, each school district shall ensure that the public schools within the school district use only environmentally sensitive cleaning and maintenance products in the cleaning of all floor surfaces in the public schools within the school district.
  2. If the board of trustees of a school district determines that the costs associated with the purchase or use of environmentally sensitive cleaning and maintenance products for use in the cleaning of floor surfaces are unreasonable and would place an undue burden on the efficient operation of the school district or a particular school within the school district, the board of trustees may, after posting notice of the product to be used on the Internet website maintained by the school district, purchase and use a cleaning and maintenance product that is not an environmentally sensitive cleaning and maintenance product in the cleaning of floor surfaces for the school district as a whole or for a particular school or schools within the school district.
  3. In addition to the environmentally sensitive cleaning and maintenance products for use in the cleaning of floor surfaces in the public schools within the school district required pursuant to subsection 1, the board of trustees of a school district may use environmentally sensitive cleaning products for use in the cleaning of any other surfaces.
  4. As used in this section, “environmentally sensitive cleaning and maintenance products” means cleaning and maintenance products that reduce the chemicals, hazardous wastes and other environmental hazards to which pupils and school personnel may be exposed.
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