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2017-18 School Year Annual Notifications

2017-18 School Year Annual Notifications
Posted on 08/21/2017
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To keep parents/guardians, students, staff and community members informed of any application of pesticides, Port Angeles School District provides this annual notification. 

The Port Angeles School District applies pesticides as needed throughout the year.  Pesticides are only utilized when it is determined that there is no alternative treatment that will be successful.  As much as possible, the district relies on an environmentally sensitive, common sense approach to pest control that focuses on custodial practices, landscaping, and other preventive measures.  The district approach to pest control is devoted to removing the root causes of landscape and structural pest infestations and only calls for the use of pesticides as a last resort.

The School District will continue to make every effort to minimize the use of pesticides in schools.  When pesticide use does become necessary, every effort will be made to schedule applications so they do not take place while students or staff members are present.  For information regarding the use of pesticides in the school district, please contact the Maintenance Department at 360.457.0949 (RCW 28A.320.1651; RCW 17.21.415[2]). 

In compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency's regulations covering asbestos-containing building materials (ACBMs) in schools, this notice is the Port Angeles School District's annual notification to parents/guardians, students, staff and community members that ACBMs are present in the buildings.

It is a requirement that all local education agencies conduct a re-inspection of all facilities every three years for the purpose of assessing previously identified location of ACBMs. This inspection was completed in 2015 by Brooks Technical Services, an EPA-accredited asbestos inspection company. The results of the re-inspection are included in the Facility Management Plan located in each school building's administrative office.

It is the policy of the School District to provide a safe environment for all students, faculty, staff and visitors. This goal is accomplished by providing safe working conditions, programs of training and education related to safe working environments. We review and improve our facilities and practices on a regular basis. For more information, please contact the PASD Maintenance Department at 360.457.0949.

Port Angeles School District
216 East Fourth Street
Port Angeles, WA  98362
360.457.8575
www.portangelesschools.org