Date: August 3, 2022

To All Parents, Guardians and Employees

Subject: AHERA Notification to Parents, Guardians and Employees

In Accordance with 40 CFR Part 763 (enacted by Congress 1986) of the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) Section 763.93 pertaining to the Asbestos-in School Identification and Notification Rule, the Austin Independent School District hereby notifies all parties of the availability of the District's Asbestos Management Plan.

The plan and a copy of the inspections and assessments are available for review Monday through Friday during regular office hours in all school offices and at the AISD Service Center office. If you want to review the plan, please contact the principal, or the AISD Asbestos Program Manager. Please refer to the school's asbestos management plan for specific details regarding whether or not your campus has asbestos-containing building materials. The management plan includes inspections and physical assessment reports, training requirements for custodial and maintenance personnel, plans and procedures to minimize disturbance of any asbestos-containing materials, and if applicable , a program for regular surveillance inspection of asbestos-containing materials. Additionally, every three years, an asbestos re-inspection of this campus will be conducted to comply with the AHERA law.

If the school's asbestos management plan indicates that asbestos-containing building materials were used in the construction materials at your campus, it is important to note that these materials are in a form and condition that do not pose an imminent health threat to students, staff, and visitors.

For additional information about AHERA or any specific questions regarding asbestos-containing building materials, you may contact Mr. Louis Zachary, Executive Director of Facilities Maintenance at 512-414-2209.

August 3, 2022

To All Parents, Guardians and Employees

Re: Annual Parental Notification for Integrated Pest Management in Schools

The Texas Structural Pest Control Act requires all school districts to establish Integrated Pest Management (PIM) Programs and to inform parents and guardians of school children at the time of registration about the probability of pesticide applications in their schools.

IPM is an effective, environmentally friendly, and common sense approach to pest control. This method uses current comprehensive information on the biology of pests and their interaction with the environment. This information, coupled with current pest control methods, is used to control pest damage with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment. All pest management options are utilized, including but not limited to, the judicious use of pesticides.

Periodic applications of appropriate pest control agents will be made in all school facilities from time to time. They may be pre-planned or "as needed" applications whenever a school makes a request to treat a specific problem. Pesticide applications will not be made within a school building or grounds is such an application will expose students to unnecessary physical drift within a 4-hour period.

All planned applications will be preceded by the posting of pest control signs in areas of common access at least 48 hours before each treamtent. If you want information regarding the planned application, please contact your school.

For any additional information about IPM or any specific questions about pesticide applications in any school, call Mr. Robert Perez, AISD Service Center's IPM Department at 512-414-3213.


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