• Asbestos Management Plan

    ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT PLAN NOTICE

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

    In compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), Boyertown Area School District has diligently removed 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 of each school building in the district:

    • Boyertown Elementary School - Some floor tile throughout the building contains asbestos. 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 entrance. 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 have been 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 have been 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 and the health and safety of all students and staff.

    The EPA requires us a re-inspection of the materials every three years by a certified EPA/PA licensed Building Inspector and every six months in-house.

    Boyertown Elementary May 2022 Report
    Colebrookdale Elementary May 2022 Report
    Earl Elementary May 2022 Report
    Gilbertsville Elementary May 2022 Report
    Pine Forge Elementary May 2022 Report
    Washington Elementary May 2022 Report

    Middle School East May 2022 Report
    Middle School West May 2022 Report

    Boyertown Area Senior High May 2022 Report

    BASD Education Center May 2022 Report
    BASD Support Services May 2022 Report