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Thurston County, Washington

Public Health and Social Services

Thurston County Public Health and Social Services conducts school health and safety inspections each year at all public and private K-12 schools. Inspections include checking for compliance with existing state laws, identifying health and safety risks for children, reporting findings to school boards, and recommending priorities for compliance. Our department utilizes Chapter 246-366 WAC and the Health & Safety Guide for K-12 Schools In Washington (OSPI) as guidance for inspections.

School Environmental Health & Safety Program (WA DOH)

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Applications, Fees & Guidelines

School Facility Plan Review Application

Guidelines for Temporary Food Events at Schools

Bake Sale Guidelines


Contact the Food and Environmental Services Section at 360-867-2667 or send an email to with additional questions.