TO: CPS EMPLOYEES AND PARENTS
FROM: ED COLLINS
RE: ASBESTOS AHERA INFORMATION REPORT
DATE: SEPTEMBER 2016
This is the annual updated compliance letter required by the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA). This act requires all school districts, public and private, grades K through 12, to inspect each of their school buildings for asbestos containing materials. Management Plans have been developed outlining how asbestos containing materials will be handled in each of the school buildings.
The Cranston Public Schools is committed to remaining a safe and healthy environment for all children, employees and guests in our schools. We will continue, as we have in the past, to monitor, inspect and repair any asbestos containing materials. Copies of our Management Plan and Inspection Reports are available upon request for review at each school office, as well as, the Office of Plant Operations located at 845 Park Avenue.
We intend to have our Asbestos Operations and Maintenance Program updated every six (6) months and shall notify occupants in advance if abatement will be performed within your school building. Unless an emergency arises, all asbestos abatement will be performed during the weekend or school holiday period.
We have contracted John Carbone of Vortex Inc. Environmental Management, Consulting, and Training Services as our professional asbestos consultant. If you would like more information regarding the AHERA program, you may contact my office at 270-8191.