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Annual Notifications 2022

Annual Notifications 2022
Posted on 10/12/2022
Annual Notifications 2022

Port Angeles School District provides this annual notification to keep parents/guardians, students, staff and community members informed of any pesticide application. 

The Port Angeles School District applies pesticides as needed throughout the year.  Pesticides are only utilized when it is determined that no alternative treatment 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 becomes necessary, every effort will be made to schedule applications so they do not occur 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 to assess previously identified locations of ACBMs. This inspection was completed in 2021 by OESD 114, an EPA-accredited asbestos inspection company. The re-inspection results are included in the Facility Management Plan located in each school building's administrative office.

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

Port Angeles School District 905 W 9th St, Port Angeles, WA 98363 360.457.8575 www.portangelesschools.org