State law encourages districts to utilize environmentally-safe chemicals and to reduce chemical exposure in schools.
New Hampshire Administrative Rules Ed 306.09 Custodial and Maintenance Services.
(c) Schools shall minimize the use of toxic chemicals for cleaning and pest control. Staff shall not be permitted to bring cleaning products or pesticides into a school without approval from the school administration.
New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated 200:11-a Investigation of Air Quality.
I. The school principal, or designee shall annually investigate the air quality of any schoolhouse or building used for school purposes using a checklist provided by the department of education. The checklist shall be established in rules adopted by the state board of education pursuant to RSA 541-A. The purpose of the review shall be to consider physical factors that can influence the air quality within the schoolhouse or building. The review shall require a physical assessment of the facilities, not a measurement of the air quality. The checklist shall allow an evaluation of the following physical conditions that can impact air quality: general cleanliness, ventilation, moisture control, and chemical use and storage. The completed checklist shall be filed after the annual inspection with the department of education, the local school board, and the local health officer. Checklists shall remain on file for 5 years. Checklists shall be reviewed during the 5 year school approval process and shall be a factor in the approval process for a public school.
School Facility Self-Assessment Checklist
Self-Assessment addresses labeling of hazardous and chemical materials.