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Per Pesticide Notification Education Law 409-h, schools are required to maintain a list of staff and persons in parental relation who wish to receive forty-eight hours prior written notification of pesticide application at relevant facilities and procedures on how to register with the school to be on such a list for notification. This notice shall be made available at the beginning and end of each school year and the beginning of summer school.
If you would like to obtain information about products being applied, including warnings that appear on the label of pesticideds used, or would like to be placed on our notification list please contact William Seguin's office at extension 3018.
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New York State Education Law Section 409-H, effective July 1, 2001, requires all public and non-public elementary and secondary schools to provide written notification to all persons in parental relation, faculty, and staff regarding the use of pesticides periodically throughout the school year. The Massena Central School District is required to maintain a list of persons in parental relation, faculty, and staff who wish to receive 48 hour prior written notification of certain pesticide applications. The following applications are not subject to prior notification requirements:
A School remains unoccupied continuously for 72 hours following an application:
If you would like to receive a 48-hour prior notification of pesticide applications that are scheduled to occur in your school, please contact Bill Seguin, the Massena Central School District pesticide representative at 84 Nightenagle Avenue, Massena, New York 13662, 764-3700 extension 3018 for further information.
Annual Asbestos Notification
According to the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), all schools both public and private in the United States are to inform you of the presence of asbestos in school buildings. Our building(s) have asbestos in various locations and we are managing the asbestos containing materials to insure the health and welfare of the students, staff and visitors/contractors. Be assured that there is no situation which poses a health risk at this point and we are carrying on periodic surveillance and maintaining the material such that the chances of a fiber release are low.
Our Asbestos Management Plan, which contains detailed information, is available for your review in the MCS district office and each individual school administrative office if you so desire.