Asbestos and Pest Management
GUSD continues to meet all requirements of the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act, passed by Congress in 1986. The law requires the identification of any building materials containing asbestos, and development of a plan for monitoring or removal of that substance. For many years, asbestos was used for insulation and as a fire retardant. Some schools still contain asbestos, but the asbestos is located generally in storage and attic areas, away from building occupants. A copy of each school’s asbestos management plan, as well as the building inspection reports, is available in in each school's office.
To meet the requirements of the Healthy Schools Act of 2000, GUSD is required to provide annual written notification to staff, parents, and guardians regarding the intended applications of pest management products. For the 2017-18 school year, GUSD contracts with Pest Options of Orange, California, a state-licensed contractor, to provide pest management services.
GUSD does not use any pest management products with the signal words “warning” or “danger.” Pest management products, if used at all, fall into the safest category, “caution.” Pest management products are applied only when students are not present. Applicators receive annual safety training, strictly follow the U.S. EPA label instructions, and only apply pesticides when they are necessary.
For additional information on pest management products, you may access the California Department of Pesticide Regulation website.
If you would like to register to receive notification of individual pest management product applications at your school, please contact your school's principal.
If needed, the following pest management products may be used during 2018-2019: