Public Notices

Novi Community School District Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) 2016-2017 Notification

The Environmental Protection agency (EPA) requires that each year district workers and building occupants receive notification about asbestos activities such as response actions and inspections. The purpose of this correspondence is to meet those requirements and familiarize you with the asbestos-related activities that have been conducted in Novi Community Schools during the past year.

Management Plans - The existing Management Plans are located in the Administrative Office of each building and are available for review. A copy of each Management Plan is also located at the Educational Services Building, 25345 Taft Road, Novi, MI 48374.

Periodic Surveillance - The AHERA regulation requires surveillance of the condition of asbestos containing materials every six months. This monitoring is being conducted by Arch Environmental.

Re-Inspection - The AHERA regulation requires a three-year re-inspection of the condition of asbestos containing materials in all school buildings. This monitoring is being conducted by Arch Environmental.  Any questions can be sent to Mike Dragoo, Director of Maintenance & Operations.

Advisory to Parents/Guardians - Pest Management

State of Michigan law requires that schools and day care centers that may apply pesticides on school or
day care property must provide an annual advisory to parents or guardians of students attending the
facility.

Please be advised that the Novi Community School District utilizes an Integrated Pest Management
(IPM) approach to control pests. IPM is a pest management system that utilizes all suitable techniques in
a total pest management system with the intent of preventing pests from reaching unacceptable levels or
to reduce an existing population to an acceptable level. Pest management techniques emphasize
sanitation, pest exclusion, and biological controls. One of the objectives of using an IPM approach is to
reduce or eliminate the need for chemical applications of pesticides. However, certain situations may
require the need for pesticides to be utilized.

As required by State of Michigan law, you will receive advance notice regarding the non-emergency
application of a pesticide such as an insecticide, fungicide or herbicide, other than a bait or gel
formulation, that is made to the school or day care grounds or buildings during this school year. Please
note that notification is not given for the use of sanitizers, germicides, disinfectants or anti-microbial
cleaners. In certain emergencies, such as an infestation of stinging insects, pesticides may be applied
without prior notice to prevent injury to students, but you will be notified following any such application.
Advance notification of pesticide applications, other than a bait or gel formulation, will be given by at
least 2 methods. The first method will be by posting at the main entrance to the school / day-care center.
The second method will be by posting information on the Novi Community School District web site.
Please be advised that parents or guardians of children attending the school or day care center are entitled
to receive the advance notice of a pesticide application, other than a bait or gel formulation, by first class
United States mail postmarked at least 3 days before the pesticide application, if they so request. If you
prefer to receive the notification by first class mail, please complete the request form and mail it to:

               Maintenance & Operations Department

               Attn.: Pesticide Notification

               45495 Eleven Mile Road

               Novi, MI 48374

Please be advised that parents or guardians of children attending the school may review the
school’s Integrated Pest Management program and records of any pesticide application upon
request.