• Environmental Safety in Schools

     

    The school district recognizes the importance of providing schools and facilities that are safe, healthy, clean and comfortable. Awareness by school staff and the public of potentially hazardous conditions and substances has increased significantly. The District has plans in place to identify and eliminate or manage known hazards such as lead, radon, polychlorinatedbiphenyls and asbestos. The district also has plans in place to provide good indoor air quality. The use of chemicals and pesticides is kept to the absolute minimum and adequate notification is provided. Questions about any of these or any other facilities related issue can be e-mailed to facilities@csd28j.org or you can call the district maintenance supervisor at 503-762-3671 or the district administration office at 503-760-7990.

    Lead based paint may have been used in schools prior to 1978. All of that paint has been painted over and safely encapsulated. When re-painting is done, appropriate steps are taken to ensure compliance with all safety standards in place at the time.   If you observe peeling, cracking or chipping paint please report it to the building principal or the contacts listed above.

    The district has tested drinking water in the schools for lead contamination. A few locations that were tested required remediation and have been fixed. Testing is ongoing and current results are available on the district website or through the contacts listed above.

    Asbestos was used in schools prior to 1989. The primary uses were in floor tile, adhesives and insulation. We are in full compliance with the Asbestos Hazard Response Act (AHERA) by having buildings inspected by accredited inspectors and employing a management plan for control. The management plan is available for public inspection at the district office and in each school office.

    Radon is a naturally occurring substance that comes up from the soil in certain geographic areas. The District has done sampling for radon and plans are in place for regular monitoring. Results will be posted on the district website or available from the contacts listed above.

    Polychlorinatedbiphenyls (PCB’s) used in light fixtures until 1979 have been eliminated from all schools as of August, 2013.

    Indoor air quality should meet standards established by American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). This is accomplished by providing fresh air ventilation. Anyone who has a concern about indoor air quality should first report it to the building principal or any of the contacts listed above. Buildings can provide a form to register a written concern about indoor air quality.

    Chemicals and pesticides are used to the very minimum extent necessary for school operation. We ask employees, students and patrons not to bring any cleaning supplies, pesticides, weed killers, bug sprays or other substances into the school/work environment. If you need any of those supplies, contact the maintenance department for assistance.

    Working together and communicating openly on these topics is the best way to keep our students, staff and the public safe in Centennial Schools. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

    Centennial School District’s Healthy and Safe Schools Plan 

    Responsible Person

    The person responsible for administering and implementing the Healthy and Safe Schools Plan:

     

    Name: Chris Stomps

    Position Title: Maintenance Supervisor

    Phone Number: 503.762.3671

    Email Address:

    Christopher_stomps@csd28j.org  

    Mailing Address: 18135 SE Brooklyn, Portland, OR 97236

     

    The person who is the designated IPM Coordinator:

     

    Name: Chris Stomps

    Position Title: Maintenance Supervisor

    Phone Number: 503.762.3671

    Email Address: Christopher_stomps@csd28j.org

    Mailing Address: 18135 SE Brooklyn, Portland, OR 97236

     

    The person responsible for AHERA information:

     

    Name: Chris Stomps

    Position Title: Maintenance Supervisor

    Phone Number: 503.762.3671

    Email Address:

    Christopher_stomps@csd28j.org  

    Mailing Address: 18135 SE Brooklyn, Portland, OR 97236

     

    List Facilities

    All facilities owned and leased by Centennial School District where students or staff are present on a regular basis are covered by this HASS Plan. The list of those buildings and facilities is below:

     

    Facility Name Facility Address
    Administrative Office 18135 SE Brooklyn, Portland, OR 97236
    ITC – Technology & Assessment 18009 SE Brooklyn, Portland, OR 97236
    Maintenance Department 3424 SE 174th, Portland, OR 97236
    Dining Services 3424 SE 174th, Portland, OR 97236
    Transportation Department 3424 SE 174th, Portland, OR 97236
    Centennial High School 3505 SE 182nd, Gresham. OR 97030
    Centennial Middle School 17650 SE Brooklyn, Portland, OR 97236
    Centennial Park School 17630 SE Main, Portland, OR 97233
    Centennial Transition Center 2632 SE 162nd, Portland, OR 97236
    Butler Creek Elementary School 2789 SE Butler Road, Gresham, OR 97080
    Meadows Elementary School 18009 SE Brooklyn, Portland, OR 97236
    Oliver Elementary School 15640 SE Taylor, Portland, OR 97233
    Parklane Elementary School 15811 SE Main, Portland, OR 97233
    Patrick Lynch Elementary School 1546 SE 169 Place, Portland, OR 97233
    Pleasant Valley Elementary School 17625 SE Foster Rd., Gresham. OR 97080
    Powell Butte Elementary School 3615 SE 174th, Portland, OR 97236