The Board of Education, in compliance with federal law, has developed an asbestos management plan, concerning the presence or suspected presence of asbestos-type materials within district school buildings, and required inspections and preventive measures related thereto. In accordance with federal law, members of the public, including parents, teachers and other employees, shall be permitted access to the asbestos management plan of the Mansfield Board of Education. Upon request, the district shall permit members of the public, including parents, teachers and other employees, to inspect any asbestos management plan. The district shall grant access to such management plans within a reasonable period of time after a request from a member of the public is received.
|PESTICIDE APPLICATION ON SCHOOL PROPERTY|
It is the policy of the Mansfield Board of Education to implement an integrated pest management plan to reduce the amounts of pesticides applied in any building, or the grounds of any Mansfield public school, by using all available pest control techniques including judicious use of pesticides, when warranted, to maintain a pest population at or below an acceptable level, while decreasing the use of pesticides.
The decision to apply pesticide in any building, or the grounds of any Mansfield public school is dependent on results of periodic monitoring for pest populations to determine if a pest problem exists that exceeds acceptable threshold levels. No application of pesticide shall be made in any building, or the grounds of any Mansfield public school during regular school hours or during planned activities at any school except as provided by Connecticut statute or regulation.
Parents or guardians of children in any school and/or staff members in any school may register for prior notice of pesticide application at their school. Each school shall maintain a registry of persons requesting such notice, and shall provide notice to registered individuals in accordance with applicable Connecticut statutory and regulatory provisions. The Superintendent may direct that an emergency application of a pesticide be made during regular school hours or during planned activities at school without prior notice to parents or guardians of children and/or staff members in any school in the event of an immediate threat to human health, subject to applicable Connecticut statutory and regulatory provisions. Parents/guardians will be notified of an emergency application via our emergency notification system.
There shall be no application of any lawn care pesticide on the grounds of any school with students in grade eight (8) or lower, except on an emergency basis, subject to applicable Connecticut statutory and regulatory provisions.
|INDOOR AIR QUALITY|
For every school building constructed, extended, renovated or replaced on or after January 1, 2003, the District provides a uniform inspection and evaluation program of indoor air quality every five years. The District makes the results of this inspection and evaluation procedure available for public inspection.
|GREEN CLEANING PROGRAMS|
The Mansfield Board of Education shall provide the staff of each school and, upon request, the parents and guardians of each child enrolled in each school with a written statement of the school district's green cleaning program. Such notice shall include (1) the types and names of environmentally preferable cleaning products being applied in schools, (2) the location of the application of such cleaning products in the school buildings and facilities, (3) the schedule of when such cleaning products are applied in the school buildings and facilities, (4) the statement, "No parent, guardian, teacher or staff member may bring into the school facility any consumer product which is intended to clean, deodorize, sanitize or disinfect. "
Superintendent may be contacted at (860) 429-3350 for further information. The Mansfield Board of Education shall make this notice, as well as the report submitted to the Department of Education pursuant to subsection (a) of section 10-220 of the general statutes, available on its website and the website of each school under its jurisdiction.
|SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT|
As a public water system under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act and Connecticut law, the Mansfield Board of Education is required to routinely test its tap water for lead and copper in accordance with applicable federal and state regulations. The Mansfield Board of Education is required to notify consumers of any testing results within thirty (30) days of receipt of such results from the lab. If the applicable action levels for lead are exceeded during any testing event, the Mansfield Board of Education is required to display informational posters regarding lead in drinking water in all buildings in which elevated levels were detected and distribute information to each person served by the school’s water system. The Mansfield Board of Education also is required to conduct water quality parameter sampling and install corrosion control treatment and/or source water treatment, as appropriate.