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State-Required Notifications

Required buildings & grounds notifications

    Water Testing
    In September 2016, a state law went into effect that requires all public school districts to test water for lead. The law requires school districts to sample all water outlets currently or potentially used for drinking or cooking purposes in buildings that may be occupied by students and to submit those samples to a stateapproved lab for analysis. Regulations call for testing to take place again in 2020 and every five years thereafter, unless the state Commissioner of Health requires testing sooner.The state established an action level of 15 micrograms of lead per liter, typically referred to as “parts per billion (ppb).” If a sample from a water outlet exceeds this level, schools must take steps to prevent the use of the outlet for drinking or cooking purposes until it is remediated and follow-up testing confirms it is no longer above the action level. School districts are required to report the results of all water testing to the state Department of Health, the state Education Department and the local health department, and to post the results—along with remediation plans, if required—on the official district website. A factsheet on statewide water testing in schools is available for more information.

    Testing Results

    Oct. 21, 2016: District receives water testing results for Bradt, Pinewood
    Bradt results
    Pinewood results

    Update, Nov. 28, 2016: A total of 20 water outlets at Bradt and Pinewood found to have lead levels exceeding the state-required action level of 15 parts per billion (ppb) were shut down or marked with signs that say “Do Not Drink.” All 20 outlets have been retested and the district is currently awaiting those test results. Outlets found to again have lead levels exceeding the state-required action level will be replaced.

    Update, Jan. 13, 2017: The following results have been received by the district:

    Bradt re-testing
    Pinewood re-testing
    Draper Middle School (all results)
    Mohonasen High School (all results)

    Lead-free Buildings

    Lead-free, as defined by the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, is based on the lead content of plumbing materials. Federal laws enacted in 1986, and updated in 2011, limit the amount of lead that can be used in new plumbing and fixtures. A building can be deemed lead-free if it was built after Jan. 4, 2014, or a New York State licensed Professional Engineer or Architect certifies it to be lead-free. Under New York’s new law, school districts are not required to conduct water testing in buildings designated as lead-free. The buildings designated as lead-free in our district include: The Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen.

    • Pesticide Neighbor Notification Law
      The Mohonasen School District has practiced Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for several years. IPM is the process for managing, preventing and suppressing pests with minimal impact on human health and the environment. Pesticides are only used as a last resort. The District uses certified applicators for pest control, and they are required to follow IPM procedures. IPM is successful when teachers, students, maintenance and the applicators work together. We have been fortunate so far that pesticides have not been needed. However, it is possible that they may be needed in the near future. The district currently also has periodic treatment of the sports fields for weed and pest control. In this case the district also uses certified applicators.New York State Education Law Section 409-H and State Education Department Commissioner’s Regulation 155.24, effective July 1, 2001, requires all public and nonpublic elementary and secondary schools to provide written notification to all persons in parental relation, faculty, and staff regarding the potential use of pesticides periodically throughout the school year. Mohonasen CSD is required to maintain a list of persons in parental relation, faculty, and staff who wish to receive 48-hour prior notification of certain pesticide applications. If you would like to receive notification, please download the Pesticide Notification Form.

     

      • Annual Fire Inspection Notification
        The Mohonasen Central School District, on June 24, 2016, in accordance with NYS Education Commissioner’s Regulation 8 NYCRR Part 155.8, has performed an annual fire inspection of each school-owned facility.These reports were submitted to the NY State Education Department.  Updated Certificates of Occupancy have been posted at all schools. Mr. Robert Rossi, NYS Code Enforcement Official, performed the inspections for the district.  Mr. Rossi was accompanied by Joseph Mayo, the District’s Director of Facilities. The report thereof is available at the Facilities office at 2072 Curry Road for inspection by all interested persons.

       

      • Asbestos Management Plan
        As required by the EPA since 1989, the Mohonasen Central School District has kept Asbestos Management Plans for the district. This notification must be given annually, stating that the Asbestos Management Plans are on file in each Principal’s office and collectively at the Facilities & Operations Office. These records are available for review during normal business hours. As required, periodic surveillances are conducted every six months. The most recent three year re-inspection has been performed as required by July 9, 2013. There are currently projects scheduled that will disturb asbestos-containing building material. For more information, contact Joseph Mayo, LEA Designee at 356-8228.

      For more information on the buildings and grounds notifications listed above, please contact the Facilities & Operations office at 356-8228.

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