Jefferson County Public Health's (JCPH) School Health and Safety Program reviews public, private and parochial K-12 school construction projects to ensure the health and safety of students and other school occupants. Our approval is required before building permits and/or certificates of occupancy are issued.
JCPH's School Health and Safety Program is involved in 3 stages of the school construction process:
We review proposed K-12 school sites to ensure they do not present any health problems.
We review school construction plans and specifications before construction.
We conduct pre-occupancy inspections prior to use.
Projects Needing Approval
Example projects that require Health Department approval: