Run by

The LEAD Group Inc
The Lead Education and Abatement Design Group
Working to eliminate lead poisoning globally and to protect the
environment from lead in all its uses: past, current and new uses
ABN 25 819 463 114
Australians! Take action
today. Is lead harming
you & your kids? Buy low
cost, NATA accredited
laboratory lead test kits
here. Sample your dust,
soil, water, paint, toys,
jewellery, ceramics
what's new 

Water Lead test Kits

Proceeds from our DIY Home Lead Assessment kit sales go towards the
Keeping Australian Lead Out of Leaded Petrol Initiative.

Search this site
Search tips 
What's New

About Us
bell system lead poisoning
Contact Us
Council Lead Project
Library-Fact Sheets
Home Page
Media Releases
Referral Lists
Site Map
Slide Shows-Films
Useful Links

Visitor Number

  QUESTION: Can lead poisoned children go to a school for free? 12 Jan 2005, Missouri USA

do you have information on children with lead poison? Can they go to a school for free, do the parents have to pay for schools

ANSWER: 23 Jan 2005

Dear Rosie,

Sorry for the delay in responding but, not knowing the answer myself, I had to put your question to the 600 or so US lead poisoning prevention professionals who belong to the Global Leadnet listserv (twice) before I finally received an answer (see below) today.

Yours Sincerely
Elizabeth O'Brien,

From: Joe Ponessa
Subject: Re: [Leadnet] MMWR report on refugees + the school question


A free public education has been a basic right for all children in America for more than 100 years. in the last couple of decades, federal laws have required schools to provide education / special education for disabled/ impaired students who previously were denied public education.

Unfortunately, there is still a basic inequality in school quality: generally, schools in low income communities are of lower quality than those in upper income communities, although some states have tried, and partly succeeded in rectifying this through funding enhancements; but the problem is much more complicated than just money.

Joseph Ponessa, Ph.D.
Extension Specialist and Professor
Housing, Indoor Environments and Health
Rutgers Cooperative Extension

About Us | bell system lead poisoning | Contact Us | Council LEAD Project | egroups | Library - Fact Sheets | Home Page | Media Releases
| Q & A | Referral lists | Reports | Site Map | Slide Shows - Films | Subscription | Useful Links |  Search this Site
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer
Last Updated 16 June 2012
Copyright The LEAD Group Inc. 1991- 2012
PO Box 161 Summer Hill NSW 2130 Australia
Phone: +61 2 9716 0014