Pesticide, Asbestos & Lead Notification
The Bellevue School District, in accordance with state law, is providing written annual notification to parents or guardians and employees describing the District’s pest control policies and methods. It is the policy of this District that the health and safety of students and staff shall be of primary concern when pesticides are used to control weeds, molds, moss, fungus, rodents, insects and other unwanted pests.
Who Applies Pesticides? Pesticide applications will be made by trained District employees or commercial pest control applicators. District employees will obtain appropriate licenses as necessary.
Notification Procedure: The District will provide notification at least 48 hours before applying a pesticide if school will be in session within 48 hours of the application. This notification will be posted in a prominent place in the main office of the school/site. Contact the Bellevue School District Maintenance Department by calling 425-456-4511, or by registering under the District Email Notifications to be notified when the school your student attends is scheduled for an application.
The pre-notification, at a minimum, shall state: “Notice: Pesticide Application” and include the product name of the pesticide to be applied, the intended date and time of application, the location at which the pesticide is to be applied, the pest to be controlled, and the name and phone number of a contact person at the District. An application to a District property must be made within 48 hours following the intended date and time stated in the notification or the notification process will be repeated. Pre-notification is not required if the school facility application is made when students do not occupy the school for at least two consecutive days after the application. The pre-notification requirements do not apply to any emergency school facility application for control of any pest that poses an immediate human health or safety threat, e.g., an application to control stinging insects. When an emergency school facility application is made, notification consistent with the District’s notification system shall occur as soon as possible after the application. Pre-notification is not required for application of antimicrobial pesticides or the placement of insect or rodent baits that are not accessible to children.
The Bellevue School District is providing written annual notification that the District has an asbestos management plan for each school building that sets forth the procedures for controlling building materials that contain asbestos. If you would like more information about the District’s plan, you may contact the Bellevue School District Maintenance Department by calling 425-456-4511, or by writing to Bellevue School District, Asbestos Management Plan, Facilities and Maintenance Services, P.O. Box 90010, Bellevue, WA 98009-9010.
Lead in the Drinking Water Sample Results
The Bellevue School District is providing notification that the District has performed water testing for each school building and has a program for reducing lead exposure from drinking water as necessary. If you would like more information about the District’s testing results or program, you may contact the Bellevue School District’s Facilities and Maintenance Services by calling 425-456-4510, or by writing to the Bellevue School District, Facilities and Maintenance Services, P.O. Box 90010, Bellevue, WA 98009-9010.