Pipe Leak Repaired at High School, Green Dye Question Answered
Due to a connecting bolt that failed between two HVAC pipes on the second floor in the High School on December 11, water flooded a hallway and several classrooms causing the delay of class for more than an hour. The water was cleaned up quickly by the custodial and maintenance crew and the heating system was repaired later that evening. There was no further disruption to class.
During the event, there were some questions as to the reason the water from the HVAC system was tinted green. While normally this water should be clear like normal drinking water, the water in the heating system was dyed with a non-toxic dye earlier this year as part of the maintenance staff’s work to repair leaks in the HVAC system.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Assistant Superintendent for Business and Operations, Tim Laube, at 631-801-3001 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
State law regulates the use of school facilities and fields by outside community groups. We are pleased to announce that we will be using a new online application to reserve facilities throughout the district. Whether for athletic fields, gymnasiums, cafeterias, or auditorium, groups desiring to use school facilities and/or fields should click on the link below and complete the online application to create an account and reserve your time and space. PLEASE NOTE: If you are an outside group, you must upload your insurance file and fill in expiration date to have your account approved.
AHERA is a federal law enacted in 1987 that requires all school districts to re-inspect for asbestos-containing building materials. Our facilities have been inspected and response actions were developed to ensure a continued safe environment for our students and employees. Activities include training of custodial and maintenance staff to prevent disturbance of asbestos and periodical re-inspection and surveillance activities by trained personnel. The AHERA Management Plan is available for your review at the office of the Plant Facilities Administrator, located in the ESM Administrative Offices at 149 Dayton Avenue, Manorville, NY.
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 potential use of pesticides periodically throughout the school year. The Eastport-South Manor Central School District is required to maintain a list of persons in parental relation, faculty and staff who wish to receive 48-hour written notification of certain pesticide applications. The following pesticide applications are not subject to prior notification requirements:
• When a school remains unoccupied for a continuous 72 hours following an application;
• Antimicrobial products;
• Non-volatile rodenticides in tamper-resistant bait stations in areas inaccessible to children;
• Silica gels and other nonvolatile ready-to-use pastes, foams or gels in areas inaccessible to children;
• Boric acid and disodium octaborate tetrahydrate;
• The application of EPA-designated biopesticides;
• The application of EPA-designated exempt materials under 40CFR152.25;
• The use of aerosol products with a directed spray in containers of 18 fluid ounces or less when used to protect individuals from an imminent threat from stinging and biting insects, including venomous spiders, bees, wasps and hornets.
In the event of an emergency application necessary to protect against an imminent threat to human health, a good faith effort will be made to supply written notification to those on the 48-hour prior notification list. If you would like to receive 48-hour prior notification of pesticide applications that are scheduled to occur in your school, please send your name, address, day and evening phone numbers, email address and the name of the school to:Michael Bergin, Plant Facilities Administrator
Eastport-South Manor Administrative Offices
149 Dayton Avenue
Manorville, NY 11949
Written notification must be provided to all persons in parental relation and staff at the following intervals throughout the school year: at the beginning of the school year, within two school days of the end of winter recess, within two school days of the end of spring recess and within ten days of the end of the school year.