Woodland Public Schools water testing results reveal clean water at all schools

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Woodland Public Schools received the results from water testing performed at all of its schools. Results of district water testing for lead found the water to be safe in all schools including Woodland Primary School, Woodland Intermediate School, Woodland Middle School, Woodland High School, Yale Elementary School, and all district buildings. The district’s certified plumber gathered samples from all buildings during May.

The test samples for all of the district’s schools came back within the Washington State Department of Health’s allowable limit with water at all sites considered safe for drinking. “Water testing was deemed necessary as more school districts in the area are finding issues in their water, and we wanted to ensure that our water was safe and healthy for children and staff,” said Superintendent Michael Green. “Student health and safety is a top priority for Woodland Public Schools, and regular water testing will continue in the future.”

In order to keep students hydrated throughout the school day, the new Woodland High School features water bottle filling stations. Over this summer, hydration stations will be installed at Woodland’s other schools as a result of the Healthy Kids Grant received from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Washington State Legislature. “Research studies show that students with sufficient hydration have improved attention during class,” said Green. “Woodland Public Schools ensures our students are able to drink plenty of water during the day so they can learn and perform at the best of their abilities.”

The district will expand the test program throughout the district over the summer to confirm initial results which were very promising. The district expects to have all testing in all schools completed by the end of July.