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Components of the WSCC Model

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Physical Environment

The physical environment of a school includes the building, its contents, and the land surrounding the school. A safe and healthy physical environment protects occupants from physical harm as well as from biological and chemical agents in the air, water, and soil from both environmental contaminants and those purposefully brought in (i.e cleaning agents). When the physical school environment is safe, staff and students are able to productively pursue learning.