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Asbestos & Pesticide Notifications

Would you like to be added to the Notification list?

Please contact Todd Brant, Director of Facilities at 585-493-3550 or

Pesticide Notification

New York State Education Law Section 409-H, signed into law in July, 2001, requires all public and nonpublic elementary and secondary schools to provide written notification to all persons in parental relations, faculty, and staff regarding the potential use of pesticides periodically throughout the school year. The Letchworth Central School District is required to maintain a list of persons in parental relations, faculty, and staff who wish to receive 48-hour prior written notification of certain pesticide applications. The following pesticide applications are not subject to prior notification requirements:
  • school remains unoccupied for a continuous 72-hours following an application;
  • Anti-microbial products;
  • nonvolatile rodenticides in tamper resistant bait stations in areas inaccessible to children;
  • nonvolatile insecticidal baits in tamper resistant bait stations in areas inaccessible to children;
  • silica gel 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. 

Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response

The School Facility Report will be reviewed by the Board of Education and will be on file at the Business Office for public review upon request. In compliance with federal AHERA (Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act 1986) regulations, our facilities have been inspected for the presence of asbestos. Response actions have been prepared to insure a continued safe environment for our students and staff. Detailed information on the district’s management plan is available for your review in the District office.