Annual Notifications

School-wide Safety Plan

Asbestos Management Plan (Annual Notification of Availability)
In accordance with the EPA’s Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) of 1987 (40 CFR Part 763), the Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School District is required to give annual notification stating that the Asbestos Management Plan for each building is available and kept in the main office of each building and in the office of the Superintendent of Buildings & Grounds. These records are available for review during normal school business hours.

In addition, in accordance with this act, a six-month periodic surveillance is conducted in each building that contains asbestos. The periodic surveillances are conducted in June and December of each year. The most recent three year annual inspection was conducted and completed prior to July 2019 with the next inspection to be completed by July 9, 2022. 

Before the start of any project we will make sure all building occupants are properly notified and all signage will indicate the scope of the project.
For more information, please contact William Himme, Supervisor of Buildings & Grounds and LEA Asbestos Designee at (518) 234-4133.
District-wide School Safety Plans
The Cobleskill-Richmondville CSD has developed a District-wide School Safety Plan and confidential Building-level School Safety Plans for each building as required by New York State Safe Schools Against Violence in Education (S.A.V.E.) Law. This law requires the district to annually provide written information to all students and staff about emergency procedures. As required, the District-wide School Safety Plan was originally submitted to the New York State Education Department in June 2001. Each confidential Building-level Emergency Response Plan was originally submitted to the local police and New York State Police in June 2001.

The District-wide School Safety Team annually reviews the District-wide School Safety Plan. The Building-level School Safety Teams annually review the confidential Building-level Emergency Response Plans. All updates are approved by the board of education prior to resubmitting them to the New York State Education Department and the local police and New York State Police respectively.

The district will provide training throughout the year and will conduct at least eight fire drills and conduct four district-wide drills to test sheltering plans and/or early dismissal. Tabletop exercises are also conducted to test the building-level teams’ procedures and ability to respond to various emergency situations.

For more information concerning the District-wide School Safety Plan, please contact the district’s Emergency Coordinator.

Fire Inspection Reports
Notice is hereby given that the annual inspection of the school buildings of the Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School District for fire hazards which might endanger the lives of students, teachers, employees therein, has been completed and the report thereof is available at the district office of the Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School District, 155 Washington Avenue, Cobleskill, NY 12043 for inspection by all interested persons.

Pesticide Neighbor Notification Law
The Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School District is taking an aggressive, yet precautionary, approach to dealing with pesticides in and around its schools.

The development and implementation of the district’s integrated pest management (IPM) program is the key in achieving pesticide use reduction while providing effective and economical pest control.

Any public or nonpublic elementary or secondary school that decides to use a pesticide product as a last resort in addressing a pest problem must comply with the Pesticide Neighbor Notification Law (section 409-h of the Education Law) .

This notice is to inform all parents, guardians, and staff that pesticide products may be used periodically throughout the school year. Any parents, guardians and staff who wish to receive a 48-hour written advanced notice from the schools of an actual pesticide application should contact William Himme, Supervisor of Buildings & Grounds at (518) 234-4133.

Water testing
In September 2016, a state law went into effect that requires all public school districts in New York to test water for lead. The law requires school districts to sample all water outlets currently or potentially used for drinking or cooking purposes in buildings that may be occupied by students and to submit those samples to a state-approved lab for analysis. Regulations called for testing to take place again in 2020 and every five years thereafter, unless the state Commissioner of Health requires testing sooner.

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