Here at the School District of Springfield Township the safety and welfare of our students and staff is the top priority. We work diligently to keep our safety plans updated and in compliance with county and state standards. We have implemented many procedures to help maintain building safety across the district.
In the event of an emergency, we will use every avenue available to communicate important information to parents/guardians. It is important for you provide the school district with updated contact information.
Asbestos Management Plan
In accordance with the EPA’s Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) of 1987 (40 CFR Part 763, Subpart E of the Code of Federal Regulations), School Districts are required to give annual notification stating that the Asbestos Management Plan for each Building is available for public review.
This rule requires local education agencies (LEAs) to identify friable and non-friable asbestos-containing material (ACM) in public and private elementary and secondary schools by visually inspecting school buildings for such materials, sampling such materials if they are not assumed to be ACM, and having samples analyzed by appropriate techniques referred to in this rule.
In keeping with this legislation, the School District was inspected by EPA accredited inspectors and a comprehensive management plan was developed for handling asbestos containing building material in a safe and responsible manner. Six-month periodic asbestos surveillances as well as 3 Year Re-Inspections are performed in accordance with AHERA.
A copy of the asbestos management plan is currently kept in the Facilities/Operations and Maintenance Department. These records are available for review during the normal school business hours.
Lead in Drinking Water Act 39
In accordance with the EPA National Primary Drinking Water Standard, PA Act 39 and PDE recommends an action limit of 15ppb for lead in drinking water in school systems based on a 250 mL sample. All areas sampled in the School District of Springfield Township are under the EPA action limit.