To address mental health conditions like depression and anxiety, schools must foster emotional safety for students and teachers alike. One of the goals of education is to offer students opportunities to develop academic, personal, and social skills that impact on their lives. The School District of Menomonee Falls wants students to be academically and emotionally prepared. The Annual Notice is to provide information on suicide prevention resources, identifying the warning signs, and what you can do if you are concerned about a student. The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has a lot of resources available. Please see links below.
Under the AHERA (Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act) rule, all primary and secondary schools are required to develop and implement a plan for managing all building materials which contain asbestos. Included in the AHERA Act is the requirement to annually notify all workers and building occupants (or their guardians) of asbestos-related activities.
Beginning in 1988, all buildings owned, leased, or “under the control of” the School District were inspected by EPA accredited inspectors, with building material samples analyzed by an independent laboratory. Based on the inspection, the School District prepared and the state approved a comprehensive management plan for managing the asbestos.
Where the asbestos-containing materials are found, the District has in place an Operations and Maintenance program.
The District has accomplished the following compliance mandates regarding the administration of asbestos in school buildings:
Environmental Management Consulting, Inc. (EMC) was contracted to be the school’s consultant for asbestos for the school year.
The District is continuing with the Operations and Maintenance Program as designed for the School District. This ensures that all asbestos materials are kept in good condition in good condition.
Periodic “surveillance” in each area containing asbestos has been completed every six months by our consultant. Also, the buildings are re-inspected by an accredited inspector every three years.
In the past year the District conducted the following asbestos removal activities:
High School: Exterior by room 151.
Ben Franklin: Floor Tile & Mastic in East Hallway 1,928 Sq. Ft, and East Hallway Ceramic Base (with Lead Glaze) 253 LF,
Shady Lane: All Main Level Hallways and Ceramic Base (with Lead Glaze).
All outside contractors shall contact the lead maintenance person before commencing any work that may disturb building materials.
Our goal at the District is to be in full compliance with asbestos regulations.
A copy of the Asbestos Management Plan is available for review by contacting the District Office.
Questions related to this plan or any other asbestos concerns should be directed to the District’s Designated Person,
Richard F Fechter
Director of Facilities
School District of Menomonee Falls