Environmental Health and Safety

In March 2017, water testing was done throughout the District. Also, in October of 2018 water testing was done at Salish Coast Elementary. Click here for further information and results.

Fire alarms, fire sprinkling systems, and fire extinguishers are inspected annually for proper operation as required by regulations.  For further information about any health and safety issues, please contact Facilities Management at 360-379-4513

The district has developed a procedure to comply with all legal requirements for record keeping regarding the application of pesticides to school grounds or school facilities.  This includes creation of an annual summary report of pesticide usage and compliance with the State Department of Agriculture rules regarding record keeping.  Such records will be available on request by interested persons under the State Public Records Act and other laws.

Procedure 6895 will be printed and distributed annually in employee handbooks and student handbooks, and upon request to employees, students, and parents at the start of the school year or when an employee begins work or a student enrolls.

At least 48 hours before the application of a pesticide to school facilities or school grounds, the district will notify parents and staff of the planned application in writing, including the heading, "Notice:  Pesticide Application."  This notice will be posted in a prominent place in the building office in addition to being provided to parents and staff.  This pre-notification is not required if the school grounds or facilities will not be occupied by students for two days following the application of the pesticide.  If the application is not made within 48 hours of the notification, another notification will be made prior to the application.  This pre-notification is not required in the case of any emergency application of pesticides to a school facility, such as an application to control stinging pests, but full notification will be made as soon as possible after the application. 

The district will minimize the use of pesticides and only make application when required to control pests that may cause structural or health concerns, and/or stinging problems for students or staff.

These notices are not required for the application of antimicrobial pesticides (substances used to sanitize or disinfect for microbial pests  - viruses, bacteria, algae, and protozoa).  These notices are not required for the placement of insect or rodent bait that are not accessible to children.
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