Report: Get the Lead Out

Back to School Toolkit

Get the Lead Out of Montana's Schools
Released by: Environment Montana Research & Policy Center

In the wake of the tragedy in Flint, Michigan, we now know the toxic threat of lead in drinking water extends to thousands of communities across the country.  In fact, lead is even contaminating drinking water in schools and pre-schools - flowing from fountains and faucets where our kids drink water every day.  

This “Back to School” toolkit is designed to help parents, teachers and school officials get the facts on lead in drinking water and make the case for strong local action to ensure safe drinking water at school:

  • Learn the facts about lead in schools’ drinking water with our Factsheet.
  • Raise awareness in your community by sharing a short Video on social media, and submitting a Letter to the Editor to your local paper.
  • Show support for taking action by circulating a Petition.
  • Find answers to more detailed questions with our Links to Additional Resources.