New York City

NYC to Launch Online Database of School Cafeteria Violations

New York City parents will soon be able to check how clean their kids' school cafeterias are, thanks to a new online database that will list lunchroom violations including mice droppings, fruit flies and roaches.

Health inspections at city school lunchrooms will be posted online at by the start of the new school year. 

State senators Jeff Klein and Cathy Nolan pushed for the inspection reports to be made public after they found dozens of schools were so filthy they would have gotten a C grade in the city's restaurant health inspection system. 

In addition to posting health inspection reports online, officials will also send home notices with students. 

The database will be searchable by school.

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