In compliance with the Federal AHERA regulations, Garfield County School District is continually having their school buildings inspected for asbestos. Asbestos is a cancer causing substance which can lead to mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer, and some gastrointestinal cancers. The School District is required to notify building occupants and/or their legal guardians of these inspections and other activities regarding asbestos.
A management plan has been developed and has been submitted to the State Governor or his designee. The management plan specifies what actions must be taken by the District to protect human health and the environment. The inspection results and management plans are available for public review at the District administration office and at each school for which the inspection has occurred.
Re-inspection for asbestos must occur no less than every three years with periodic surveillance on asbestos containing materials that still remain in the building, to occur no less than every six months.