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Frequently Asked Questions: Schools

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Q:  Are there rules that schools have to follow regarding health, sanitation, and facility?

A:  Yes, there are some general rules that schools have to follow.  The current rules are currently being reviewed and updated.  The updated rules should be available soon.

Q: Are school kitchens inspected?

A:  Yes, all of the school kitchens in Missoula County are licensed and inspected twice a year.  Their inspection reports are available on our website.

Q: Are school programs inspected such as after school camps and activities?

A:  Depends.  If there is an after school program conducted by a non-school entity like the YMCA or Campfire, they are usually licensed as a childcare and inspected.  If the program is school sponsored, the school must follow the minimum requirements as stated in the school rules.

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