Healthy and Safe Schools Plan
The Beaverton School District is committed to environmental health and safety. OAR 581-022-2223 requires school districts in Oregon to develop a Healthy and Safe Schools Plan. The plan includes information on how the District manages lead in drinking water, lead based paint, asbestos, radon, integrated pest management, and carbon monoxide.
All facilities owned and leased by Beaverton School District where students or staff are present on a regular basis are covered by this HASS Plan.
Aloha Huber K-8
Raleigh Hills K-8
Beaverton School District is complying with the requirement to provide access to test results, as defined by OAR 581-022-2223 within 10 business days as defined by ORS 332-334. Test results can be found on the Distrct website. Additionally, copies of all test results can be available at Beaverton School District’s administration office. Beaverton School District will also alert members of its communities as to where they can access test results using current district email lists and programs. Please contact appropriate district personnel to be added to current district email lists and programs.
All school districts, education service districts, and public charter schools are required to test for and eliminate exposure to elevated levels of lead in water used for Drinking and Food Preparation through either remediation or eliminating access, according to OAR 333-061-0400 and OAR 581-022-2223. In conformance with those administrative rules, Beaverton School District certifies the following:
- Testing will be done according to the testing requirements in OAR 333-061-0400;
- Samples will be analyzed by a lab accredited by Oregon Health Authority to test for those materials;
- Water fixtures required to be tested under OAR 333-061-0400 will be tested for elevated levels of lead in accordance with the testing schedule developed by the Oregon Health Authority;
- The testing schedule for each building covered by this plan is provided below:
Elmonica Elementary School
Errol Hassell Elementary School
Findley Elementary School
Fir Grove Elementary School
Greenway Elementary School
Cooper Mountain Elementary School
Cedar Park Middle School
Conestoga Middle School
Aloha High School
Water sampling was conducted at the below school locations in June 2021 by an independent consultant. Lead in water testing is required per Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA). This was planned follow-up testing to a district-wide program which was initiated in 2016. For sample locations that had a concentration above the action level (15 parts per billion), we are currently taking actions to reduce the concentration of lead in these locations. Access will be restricted to these individual sampling locations until mitigation and follow-up testing can take place to verify concentrations are below the criteria set by OHA.
A sample location may test above the action level for a number of reasons to include, debris being caught in the water aerators or hydrant testing performed in the community. Another contributing factor may be the lack of usage of the fixtures during the pandemic. As for mitigation, Maintenance plumbers will inspect all locations that tested above the action level and use corrective measures such as additional cleaning, maintenance, and flushing and then schedule a retest of that location. If necessary, the plumbers may also need to replace a fixture.
According to OHA, when considering your child’s exposure to lead, it is most valuable to review potential sources of lead in your home. The OHA’s lead resources website has more information on this topic.
In order to comply with the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Renovation, Repair and Painting Program Rule, District staff are certified by the Oregon Health Authority to perform the work and the District will contract with certified lead-based paint renovation contractors licensed by the Oregon Construction Contractors Board as needed.
Beaverton School District complies with the federal Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA). All required asbestos management plans are available for viewing by submitting a request to the Local Education Agency (LEA) Designated Person:
Beaverton School District has developed a radon plan as required by ORS 332.167.
The Beaverton School District's comprehensive Radon Program outlines our approach to identifying and minimizing radon risk over the next five years. The program was submitted to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) in August 2016, and conforms to the requirements of ORS 332.166-167 to conduct radon sampling in all schools and support facilities in all frequently occupied spaces in contact with the soil or located above a basement or a crawlspace by January 1, 2021.
Beaverton School District has adopted an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plan as required by ORS 634.700 through 634.750.
The persons designated as the IPM Coordinators:
Zachary Berger and Richard Clark
Beaverton School District certifies that all buildings subject to the Healthy and Safe Schools Plan comply with the carbon monoxide detection standards in the state building code that was in effect when the building was originally constructed or as required by building code due to addition, upgrade, or remodel.