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OAR 581-022-2223(5)(a) states that the Healthy and Safe Schools Plan must include the position within the school district’s or public charter school’s administration responsible for maintaining and implementing the Healthy and Safe Schools Plan.

 

The person responsible for maintaining and implementing the Healthy and Safe Schools Plan is:

 

Name: Jim Knox

 

Position: Maintenance Director

 

Contact information: jim_knox@rsd.k12.or.us

 

Phone: 503-556-3777

 

2. List of Buildings

 

OAR 581-022-2223(5)(b) states that the Healthy and Safe Schools Plan must include a list of all facilities that are included in the Healthy and Safe Schools Plan.

 

This plan covers the following buildings:

 

Building Name

 

Building Address

 

Hudson Park Elementary School

28176 Old Rainier Road

Rainier, OR 97048

 

 

Rainier Jr/Sr high School

28170 Old Rainier Rd

Rainier, OR 97048

 

 

North Columbia Academy

28168 Old Rainier Rd

Rainier, OR 97048

 

3. Radon

 

OAR 581-022-2223(5)(c) states that the Healthy and Safe Schools Plan must include a plan to test for elevated levels of radon as required under ORS 332.167

 

The district has adopted a radon plan as required by ORS 332.167. Community members can access a copy of the radon plan here: Radon Test Plan.

 

Test results will be made public and posted on the district website here: [Coming Soon].

 

4. Lead in Drinking water

 

OAR 581-022-2223(5)(d) states that the Healthy and Safe Schools Plan must include a plan to test for and reduce exposure to lead in water used for drinking or food preparation. If the district, education service district or public charter school does conduct lead testing of drinking water, an Oregon Health Authority accredited lab must be used for all testing.

 

The Oregon Department of Education and the Oregon Health Authority recommend that all school districts and childcare facilities test for lead in school water and take corrective action if lead levels are elevated.

 

Identify sources of lead: Schools and childcare facilities should test all taps used for drinking or food preparation in the building to identify any lead problems. Follow the Environmental Protection Agency’s 3 T’s Revised Technical Guidance to ensure that samples for lead are collected properly and from the right places. Use an OHA-accredited drinking water laboratory to analyze samples for lead.

 

Stop access: Prevent access to water taps that have more than 20 parts per billion (ppb) of lead. This should include shutting off taps, covering water fountains, and providing bottled water to students and staff members.

 

Communicate: Make results from tests for lead in water available to students, families, and the community as quickly as possible.

 

Mitigate and correct: Replace the sources of lead in building plumbing. Again, EPA 3T’s Guidance should be followed.

The EPA’s 3Ts technical guidance is available here: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-09/documents/toolkit_leadschools_guide_3ts_leadschools.pdf

 

5. Lead Paint

 

OAR 581-022-2223(5)(e) states that the Healthy and Safe Schools Plan must include a plan to reduce exposure to lead paint that includes the following compliance with the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program Rule.

 

In order to comply with the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Renovation, Repair and Painting Program Rule, district staff is certified to perform the work.

 

6. Integrated Pest Management

 

OAR 581-022-2223(5)(f) states that the Healthy and Safe Schools Plan must include a plan to implement integrated pest management (IPM) practices as required under ORS 634.700 through 634.750.

 

The district has adopted an integrated pest management plan as required by ORS 634.700 through 634.750. Community members can access a copy of the IPM plan here: Integrated Pest Management Policy

 

and IPM Plan

 

7. Communication

 

OAR 581-022-2223(5)(g) states that the Healthy and Safe Schools Plan must include a plan to communicate results for all tests required under the Healthy and Safe Schools Plan.

 

The district will make all test results and detailed information explaining the test results available to the public within five business days of receiving the results. Results will be made available by posting the results on the district website, or available in hardcopy at the main administration office


28168 Old Rainier Road | Rainier, OR 97048 | PH: 503-556-3777 | FX: 503-556-3778