To: All Parents and Staff of Martin County Schools

From: Ron Melchiorre, Superintendent
Gary Speller, Maintenance Director
Terry Gardner, LEA Designee

Date: August 25, 2014

Re: Notification of Asbestos Inspections

In compliance with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), In the fall of 1988, we performed inspections of each of our school buildings for asbestos containing materials. The inspection findings and asbestos management plans have been on file in each school’s administrative office since that time.

The EPA requires us to perform periodic inspections of the asbestos materials every six(6) months. Asbestos inspectors perform these surveillances and an Accredited Management Planner reviews the results and recommends actions we should take to safely manage asbestos materials in our buildings.

All asbestos materials in our schools are in satisfactory condition and we plan to continue to manage them in place, as recommended by the Accredited Management Planner.

We require all outside contractors to check with our asbestos designee before any work is started in our schools.

Everyone is welcome to view our asbestos program anytime during the normal school hours (Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm). The asbestos designee, Terry Gardner, is available to answer any questions you may have about asbestos in our buildings at 252-792-6637.