Indoor Air Quality Program
The IAQ Management Plan provides uniform procedures and practices to be implemented consistently throughout the school district to improve and maintain good air quality. Good indoor air quality contributes to a favorable learning environment for students, productivity for teachers and staff, and a sense of comfort, health, and well-being for all school occupants. These combine to assist a school in its core mission – educating children. Through the careful and consistent implementation of this Management Plan, all school facilities will better prevent, identify, and remedy concerns about IAQ.
In compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), Stafford County Public Schools performed inspections in 1988 at our facilities to identify all asbestos containing building materials. The results of the original inspection findings and Asbestos Management Plans are on file in the School Division’s Facilities Assessment Engineer’s office within AYBAC and also at each Stafford County Public School site built before 1988. The Public is welcome to view these documents during normal business hours (Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM) Jennifer Spindle is available to answer any questions you may have about asbestos building materials at 540-658-6000 ext. 142.
The EPA requires Stafford County Public Schools to perform surveillance of the asbestos materials every six months. Asbestos inspectors perform the periodic investigations and an accredited management planner reviews results and recommends action to safely manage any asbestos material in our buildings. Our last surveillance was February 2012. All remaining asbestos containing materials at Stafford County Public Schools sites are in satisfactory condition and the School Division will continue to manage them in place, as recommended by the accredited management planner.