May 10, 2016 – The Associated Press
Some School Districts Test Water for Lead; Many Do Not
The Associated Press asked all 295 Washington school districts plus tribal districts whether they test for lead in the water. Of the 174 districts that responded to AP, nearly 40 percent said they do not do test for lead. Many small districts do not test.
But instead of putting $5 million in the state’s budget to pay for lead testing inside public schools, Washington’s Legislature has left school districts to their own devices on this health and safety issue.