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Asbestos Management Notification

Federal regulations require all public school districts to inspect all known asbestos containing building materials at least once every six months and to inform employees and other building occupants of activities involving asbestos containing building materials which have occurred in the past year.

Every three years, all asbestos material must be reevaluated as part of the inspection process.  As always, the health and safety of students, staff and parents remain a primary concern.  The Asbestos Management Plans are available for review by appointment, during regular business hours by contacting Office of Buildings and Grounds at 366-9300 x 2098.

 

No Smoking or Tobacco Products on School Premises

The Dunkirk City School District recognizes the health hazards associated with smoking and the use of tobacco products.  In accordance with federal and New York State laws, the District prohibits smoking and the use of tobacco products on school grounds.  For the purpose of this prohibition, "school grounds" includes any building, structure and surrounding outdoor grounds within the property boundaries of all seven Dunkirk school buildings, as well as the Adult Learning Center.  School buses and any other vehicles used to transport children and personnel are included.

Any individual violating this prohibition shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.

 

Pesticide Application Notification

New York State Education Law Section 409-H requires all public and non-public elementary and secondary schools to provide written notification to all persons in parental relation, faculty and staff regarding the potential use of pesticides throughout the school year.

The Dunkirk City School District is required to maintain a list of persons in parental relation, faculty, and staff who wish to receive 48-hour written notification of certain pesticide applications.  The following pesticide applications are not subject to prior notification requirements:

  • A school remains unoccupied for a continuous 72-hours, following application;
  • Anti-microbial products;
  • Nonvolatile rodenticides in tamper resistant bail stations in areas inaccessible to children;
  • Nonvolatile insecticidal bails in tamper resistant bait stations in areas inaccessible to children;
  • Silica gels and other nonvolatile ready-to-use pastes, foams or gels in areas inaccessible to children;
  • Boric acid and disodium octaborate tetrahydrate;
  • The application of EPA designated biopesticides;
  • The application of EPA designated exempt materials under 40CFR152.25;
  • The use of aerosol products with a directed spray in containers of 18 fluid ounces or less when used to protect individuals from an imminent threat from stinging and biting insects including venomous spiders, bees, wasps and hornets.

In the event of an emergency application necessary to protect against an imminent threat to human health, a good faith effort will be made to supply written notification to those on the 48-hour notification list.

If you would like to receive 48-hour prior notification of pesticide applications that are scheduled to occur in your school, please contact Office of Buildings and Grounds at 366-9300 x 2098.
 
Please click on the Notification Registration PDF file here or below to open and print the form.
 
 
 
Annual Visual and Fire Inspection of City School Buildings
 
In accordance with State Education Law, notice is hereby given that; the Dunkirk City School District will complete its annual Fire Inspection and AVI of all district buildings this October. The inspection reports will be on file and available for review at any time during working hours.  Contact the Buildings and Grounds Department at 366-9300 x 2098 for more information.
 
 
Exposure Control Plan
 

The Dunkirk City School Board of Education recognizes that exposure to blood and body fluids increases the risk of infection and illness.  To reduce the risk of infectious disease transmission the Board of Education directs the Superintendent to implement an Exposure Control Plan (ECP) designed to minimize occupational and incidental exposure or contact with these materials by staff, students and the general public.  The Exposure Control Plan shall be consistent with Federal, State, and Local regulations, and address the handling of blood, body fluids and other potentially infectious materials.  The Plan shall include provisions for Hepatitis B (HBV) vaccination of employees considered to be at significant risk of exposure.

 

The ECP is a key document to assist in implementing and ensuring compliance with the Blood borne Pathogens Standard, thereby protecting employees.  This ECP included:

I.                   Employee exposure determination.

II.                Procedures for evaluating the circumstances surrounding and exposure incident.

III.             Schedules and methods for implementing the specific sections of the standard, including:

a.       Methods of compliance

b.      Hepatitis B vaccination and post-exposure follow-up

c.       Training and communication of hazards to employees

d.      Record keeping

 

 
 
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