• June 7, 2022

    Asbestos Management Plan for the Boyertown Area School District

    Dear parents, teachers, and residents of the Boyertown Area School District:

    The Boyertown Area School District is providing notification that the asbestos management plan is available for review by all interested parties. To review the asbestos management plan, please contact the Office of Facilities and Operations to make an appointment.

    Boyertown Area School District has been diligent in removing asbestos-containing materials. With each building renovation, where appropriate, all detected asbestos-containing building materials have been removed by qualified and licensed professionals.

    The following is a summary for each school building in the district:

    • Boyertown Elementary School - Some floor tile throughout the building containing This material is non-friable and poses no danger of exposure.

    • Colebrookdale Elementary School - The only known asbestos remaining in the building is transite panels used for skylight framing. Most asbestos-containing materials, including floor tile, pipe insulation, and fittings, were removed during renovations in 1991/1992.

    • Earl Elementary School - Most asbestos-containing materials including floor tiles and pipe insulation were removed during the renovation project in 1991/1992.

    • Gilbertsville Elementary - All known asbestos-containing material was removed during the renovation project in 1995/1996. Documents indicate a small area of asbestos floor tile remains under a wall in the older section of the building. This is not accessible for inspection.  This material is non-friable and poses no danger of exposure.

    • New Hanover Elementary – All known asbestos-containing material was removed from the building during the renovation project in 1992.

    • Pine Forge Elementary – The only known asbestos-containing material is contained in the floor tile located under the entrance mats at the main entrance and near the Reading Room.  This material is non-friable and poses no danger of exposure.

    • Washington Elementary School – All floor tiles containing asbestos have been removed. There is asbestos-containing materials, transite panels, in some framing for skylights in the old section of the building. This material is non-friable and poses no danger of exposure. The condition of this material is monitored by district inspections to ascertain its conditions.

    • Middle School East – During the renovation project for 2005-2007 all detected asbestos-containing building materials were removed. This included the removal of pipe insulation and floor tiles. The only remaining asbestos is in the plaster ceilings of the planetarium.  This material is non-friable and poses no danger of exposure. The condition of this material is monitored by district inspections to ascertain its condition.

    • Middle School West – During the renovation project for 2016/2017 all detected asbestos-containing building materials were removed.

    • Senior High School – During the 2015-2017 renovation/addition project, all asbestos-containing materials identified were removed.

    Each year, building inspections are conducted by the district staff along with an asbestos consultant to ensure all known asbestos-containing material remains non-friable.

    Environmental concerns within the Boyertown Area School District buildings remain the highest priority to enhance the learning environment as well as the health and safety of all students and staff.

    Sincerely,
    Scott Schiel
    Director of Facilities & Operations

    Asbestos Letter June 2022
    AHERA Boyertown Elementary May 2022
    AHERA Boyertown Senior High May 2022
    AHERA Colebrookdale Elementary May 2022
    AHERA Earl Elementary May 2022
    AHERA Education Center May 2022
    AHERA Gilbertsville Elementary May 2022
    AHERA Middle School East May 2022
    AHERA Middle School West May 2022
    AHERA Pine Forge Elementary May 2022
    AHERA Support Services May 2022
    AHERA Washington Elementary May 2022