On December 14, 1987 the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) became effective, requiring the school district to inspect all buildings for friable and non-friable asbestos-containing materials and develop management plans which outline actions to be taken to control the release of asbestos fibers.
All schools in the Grand County School District have been inspected by accredited asbestos inspectors. As a result of this inspection, we have compiled an asbestos management book on every school. The book identifies all abestos-containing material in the school buildings and our plans for dealing with it in the future.
A copy of the management plan for each school is available through the Grand County School District Administrative Office, for a cost of $15.00 each, or the book and management plan is available for your viewing at each school.
Certified asbestos personnel complete a surveillance inspection of every school building each six months. A total school inspection is completed by a certified inspector every three years. The most recent re-inspection process for the Grand County School buildings was completed on March 29, 2007 . All conditions are monitored and action taken as need is determined.
We will be scheduling asbestos removal projects in several buildings from time to time. These removal projects will generally be carried out in the summer months. If you wish to know if your school has removal projects scheduled, refer to the school's asbestos management plan located in each school office area.
We will notify the parents and teachers annually of the asbestos progress in schools. A copy of this notification will also be sent to each school for posting.
Training and re-training programs are in place to ensure a good program and provide safe conditions for all school building occupants.