Student Handbook - Harford County Public Schools

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Student Handbook - Harford County Public Schools

of Facilies

Form B.

The Use of

Facilies

Form B must

be forwarded

to the Office

of Operaons

prior to the

scheduled

program or

acvity.

Any group

that intends

to use

an HCPS

facility for a non-school related program or acvity that is not

school sponsored or school affiliated must be granted approval

for the intended use by compleng and subming, to the school

administraon, a Use of Facilies Form A.

All facility use by groups, both affiliated or non-affiliated with HCPS,

must adhere to HCPS policy, procedure, rules, and regulaons as they

relate to approval for use, responsibilies during use, requirements

and condions of use, safety and security requirements, as well as

care and condion of facility requirements. The HCPS Use of Facilies

Procedures can be found on the school system website, www.hcps.org.

Integrated Pest Management And Noficaon Of Pescide Use In A

Public School Building And On School Grounds

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a system of controlling pests

that does not depend on automac applicaon of pescides. As

implemented by Harford County Public Schools, pests are monitored

by regular and careful inspecons. Through a system of inspecon,

documentaon, communicaon with building occupants, and evaluaon

of any required acons, an effecve program of pest control is currently

in place.

Priority is given to non-chemical pest management techniques.

However, there will be occasions when pescide applicaon is

necessary. Applicaon will be done in a manner sufficient to minimize

potenal exposure to occupants and the building environment. In

compliance with regulaons as set forth by Maryland Department of

Agriculture, noficaon will be made to the parent(s)/guardian(s) of all

elementary students and staff, and parent(s)/guardian(s) of secondary

students and staff on the school’s noficaon list. If you are the parent/

guardian of a student aending a secondary school or Harford County

Public Schools staff and wish to be nofied of all pescide applicaons,

contact school administraon to request wrien noficaon.

A lisng of those pescides that might be applied in Harford County

Public School buildings or on school grounds can be found on the

website, at www.hcps.org. In addion, noficaon of pescide

applicaons will be provided to parents, guardians and staff members

through the use of the Internet, phone, or e-mail. For those parents,

guardians or staff members that do not have access to the Internet,

phone, or e-mail, or who wish to receive the noficaon via nonelectronic

formats, the school district will provide paper copies of the

pescide list and noces of pescide applicaon.

Informaon about pescides or bait staons that may be used in

school buildings or on school grounds when non-chemical techniques

are exhausted or inappropriate can be obtained through the Facilies

Management Department, 2209 Conowingo Road, Bel Air, MD 21015.

The execuve director of facilies management serves as coordinator

and maintains product labels and material safety data sheets for each

product. Currently, these pescides and bait staons include (by

common name) Amorphous Silica Gel, Borate, Borax, Bromadiolone,

Bromethalon, Carbon, Chlorfenapyr, Cyfluthrin, Cypermethrim, D-Trans

Allethrin, Deltamethrin, Diphacinone, Dimethylamine salt of 2,4 and

Fiprobnil, Glyphosate, Hydramethylon, Hydroprene, Imidacloprid,

Methoprene, s-metochlor, Napthalene, Orthoboric Acid, Oxadizon,

Permethrin, Potassium Salt of Fay Acid, Pyrethrins, Resmethrin,

Sodium Nitrate, and Sulfer. The public can review this informaon by

contacng the program coordinator at 410-638-4088. Copies can be

obtained for the cost of reproducon. A more detailed descripon of

IPM techniques employed by Harford County Public Schools may be

found in the IPM manual located at each school site.

For further informaon regarding Harford County Public Schools IPM

Program contact the execuve director of facilies management at 410-

638-4088.

Noficaon Of AHERA Inspecon & Management Plan Compliance

This noficaon is to inform interested pares such as teachers, school

personnel, and parents about Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response

Act (AHERA) requirements and the acons taken by Harford County

Public Schools to comply with AHERA regulaons. On October 30,

1987, the AHERA regulaons were published in the Federal Register,

pages 41826 to 41898, tled “Asbestos Containing Materials in

Schools.” These regulaons require a building inspecon to find

asbestos containing material (ACM) within each school building and a

management plan for each building. Building Inspecons have been

conducted by an Environmental Protecon Agency accredited Building

Inspector. Management Plans have been wrien by an Environmental

Protecon Agency accredited management planner for each school,

cataloging ACM found by the building inspecon.

Building inspecons and management plans have been completed

for all Harford County Public Schools. These documents have been

submied to the State of Maryland in compliance with AHERA’s May

9, 1989, deadline. The individual building reports include schedules

for periodic surveillance of ACM, re-inspecon to be conducted by an

accredited Environmental Protecon Agency building inspector, and

response acons planned, as well as those already completed. The

first re-inspecon of Harford County Public Schools’ buildings was

completed in 1992; and subsequent re-inspecons were performed in

1995, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2010.

Management plans are available for public review at school

administrave offices. To minimize confusion, and in order for a

representave of the school system to be available, all who wish to

review the reports are requested to make an appointment with school

administrators. Public viewing is at no cost to the individual. Copies of

the various reports are available for a fee based upon the copying costs

of the individual report requested.

Most Harford County schools do have ACM, and all schools that do,

have it idenfied and catalogued in their management plans. Those

materials are monitored by school and facilies staff, and reinspected

every three years by cerfied inspectors. In the event that deterioraon

is noted, or maintenance acon in the area of the materials requires

that the ACM be removed, it is removed only by cerfied contractors,

with monitoring by a separate industrial hygiene contractor. No one

other than cerfied contractors; not school staff, not teachers, not

students, nor parents should EVER take it upon themselves to aempt

to remove known or suspected asbestos containing materials for any

reason.

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