The ACLU-CT believes that all children deserve access to education in buildings where children can thrive and have their basic health needs met with potable drinking water, functioning air conditioning, and proper ventilation. Because of systemic racism and systemic inequity, the students who do not have access to these basic necessities are most often kids from low-income families and kids of color. HB 6732 is an important measure in addressing the racial and income disparities in the quality of drinking water in nursery schools and preschools. The bill requires inspection of the water supply in nursery schools and preschools and, importantly, requires parental notification when lead paint is suspected to be present.
HB 6732, An Act Requiring Inspections for Lead Paint and Lead in the Water at Nursery Schools and Preschools