ANNUAL NOTICE: ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM


Each year I am required to post the following notice:

ANNUAL NOTICE

ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

 

An October 22, 1986, President Reagan signed the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA, Public Law 99-519).  The act required the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop regulations for addressing asbestos in public and private elementary and secondary schools.  On October 30, 1987, the EPA published the Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools Rule (40 CFR Part 763 Subpart E).  This rule stipulated, and our district has complied with, the following key requirements:

  • Identification of asbestos-containing materials in all school buildings.
  • Development and implementation of asbestos management plans for each school.
  • Regular surveillance and reinspections of the condition of asbestos in the buildings.
  • Designation and training of a person to oversee asbestos activities within the district and to ensure compliance with the regulations.

This memorandum is to advise you that asbestos management plans for the district schools were developed following the EPA ruling and subsequently approved by the State of Ohio, Department of Health.  These plans are regularly updated and are available for you to review. 

Should you have any questions regarding this program or would like to review an asbestos management plan, please contact the Board of Education offices during normal business hours.

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Morning Visit into Classrooms:


It has been another great start to the school day!  Most mornings, I like to begin my day walking the halls and visiting classrooms.  It is wonderful to see learning in action:   

  • Mrs. Ary and Mrs. Carter’s 1st grade students were using pictures in order to add. (total number of giraffe necks, bird beaks, etc)
  • Mrs. Johnson’s 1st grade classroom was working on place value through counting the number of days that students have been in session this school year.
  • Mrs. Hale’s 1st grade students were practicing counting by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s by using a 100 chart.
  • Mrs. Staffieria’s 5th grade students were taking their weekly spelling pretest.
  • Mrs. Fowler and Mrs. Evan’s 5th grade students were working on place value of whole numbers.
  • Mrs. Hennessey’s 5th grade literacy students were journal writing about what might inspire people to act courageously. 
  • 4th grade students were DIBELS assessing.  Teachers are assessing student reading fluency.
  • Mrs. Dunn’s 3rd grade students were participating in a phonics lesson regarding c/v and v/c short vowel sounds in words.
  • Mrs. Well’s kindergarten students were practicing correct letter formation of the letters “A/a” and “B/b”.

Have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Walker