Pesticide Application on Friday, May 18th (Date changed from May 1st)
The annual dormant oil spray will be applied to the trees and shrubs at Sacajawea on Friday, May 18th. This spray application consists of one gallon of mineral oil mixed in 80 gallons of water to cover and kill dormant insect eggs that over winter in our area. A weed and grass control spray will be applied to the shrub beds and mowing strips on the same day. This spray is to control unwanted grass and weeds in the shrub beds, around the trees and along the street curb areas. Our school has taken steps to keep school children away from these areas for 24 hours following the application of spray. We ask that you and your children refrain from making contact with or playing around the trees and shrubs at our school. A variation from this schedule may occur as a result of inclement weather.
Each year the Spokane School District is required by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), under the AHERA Regulations (Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act), to notify employees, parents and other interested groups if there is asbestos located in their school. This is our annual notification that there is asbestos in our school. Please be assured that all the asbestos is either in a nonpublic area or is well encapsulated. It is the District’s intent that all asbestos materials are kept in a safe, well-maintained condition through a program of Periodic Surveillance and ongoing maintenance activities. All of the asbestos records for your school are kept in the Asbestos Management Plan which is located in the Head Custodians office. If you have questions contact Facility Services at 354-7171.