District Asbestos Notification

We are pleased to inform you that the district has continued to respond to asbestos related issues in a cautious and proactive manner. BEA ISD #2860 in accordance with the federal Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) continues to implement an EPA approved management plan. The plan was adopted on July 9, 1989 to identify and manage Asbestos containing Building Materials (ACBM) within our facilities. The condition of ACBM is reviewed every six months. The following asbestos related activities will be conducted during the 2019/2020 school year:

Building Response Actions Completed Response Actions Scheduled
ACBM Removal Periodic Surveillance
Middle School Tile Abatement- July 2019
District Wide August 2019 February 2020

Please be assured that the District’s ongoing efforts related to the management and control of asbestos containing materials are geared towards providing a safe and healthy environment for students, employees, and other occupants.

If there are any questions, interested persons should contact the District’s Asbestos Program Manager, Al Gieser, at 507-526-3294.

Indoor Air Quality Notification

The Blue Earth Area Public School District would like to take this opportunity to inform parents and employees of the District’s commitment to achieving and maintaining a healthy Indoor Air Quality environment for all students, staff and other building occupants.

The District is in the process of implementing its Indoor Air Quality management plan. This involves performing annual building walkthroughs, IAQ investigations for problem areas, ventilation checklists for mechanical equipment, staff IAQ checklists, and the development of policies related to Indoor Air Quality. The District utilizes the EPA’s “Indoor Air Quality – Tools for Schools” guide to help accomplish these tasks.

If you have any questions or concerns about indoor air quality at Blue Earth Area Public Schools, please contact one of the District’s Indoor Air Quality Coordinator: Al Gieser, at 507-526-3294.

Lead-In-Water Annual Notice

Minnesota Statute 121A.335 requires public school buildings serving prekindergarten through grade 12 to test for lead in water every 5 years. This statute also requires school districts to make the results of the testing available to the public for review and to notify parents of the availability of the information. Notification may be accomplished by publishing a statement in the “Back to School” newsletter or publication that is available to staff, student, parents and the public.

Blue Earth Area Public School District has historically conducted, and continues to conduct, Lead in Drinking Water testing per the Minnesota Department of Health’s “Reducing Lead in Drinking Water: A Technical Guidance for Minnesota’s School and Child Care Facilities” recommendations. The district has developed a lead in water management plan and testing program that complies with Minnesota Statute 121A.335, as well as recommendations from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Lead Contamination Control Act (LCCA) of 1988 and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), and Minnesota Department of Education (MDE).

For more information on Blue Earth Area Public School District’s lead reduction and testing program, please contact Al Gieser, at 507-526-3294.



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