Notification of Pesticide Applications Made in the District as of January 15, 2018New York State Education Law section 409-H, effective July 1, 2001, requires all public & non public elementary and secondary schools to provide written notification to all persons in a parental relation, faculty and staff regarding the potential use of pesticides periodically throughout the school year.
The following pesticide applications have taken place in the Baldwinsville Central School District during the 2017-2018 school year:
Date - October 6, 2017
Location of application - Palmer exterior kitchen & door 8, Elden exterior door 6 & Library, Durgee exterior 211& 523, courtyards
Product used - CB-80, EPA # 1021-1821 & Evergreen, EPA # 1021-1871
For further information on these applications please contact School Pesticide Representative Steven Rosenberger, 315-638-6100
Lead Testing in School Drinking Water - 2020 Compliance
In order to remain in compliance with regulation 10 NYCRR Subpart 67-4, the district began testing all water outlets in January of 2020 that could be utilized by students and staff for drinking or cooking. Per the regulation, the allowable limit of lead concentration in water is 15 parts per billion (ppb). Samples were drawn from all applicable outlets and sent to an independent third party laboratory for processing. Any outlet that tested greater than 15 ppb was labeled and taken out of service for consumption until remediation and retesting could take place.
To date, all eight educational buildings and the Concession Stand have been tested. The results of the district’s lead testing and remediation efforts that have been conducted so far are listed below. Note: although not required by law, outlets that tested at the allowable limit of 15 ppb received remediation as well.
Results of Testing for Lead in District's Water: 2016-2017
|Testing of Drinking Water - Spring 2016
In the spring of 2016, the District tested its drinking water for lead, including drinking fountains and classroom “bubblers” in all eight academic buildings. Although we were not mandated by New York State at that time to test our water, the District wanted to be proactive to ensure the safety of all students and staff.
With nearly 200 drinking water sources tested, six were found to be above the EPA limit of 20 parts per billion (ppb) of lead. The locations were taken out of service so that no students or staff members could use them until the District corrected the problem. All but two were successfully repaired, re-tested and placed back into service. The two remaining drinking water sources that tested high have been fixed and were re-tested for lead the week of October 17, 2016.
In September 2016, the state passed legislation that mandated testing for lead in school building drinking water. The state has reduced the threshold for an acceptable level of lead from 20 ppb to 15 ppb. The state also now requires that all bathroom sinks be tested in addition to all drinking fountains. In September 2016 the District took samples from all elementary school sinks. In October 2016 the district tested all bathroom sinks in Ray, Durgee and Baker schools.
Testing of Water from Sink Faucets - September & October 2016
The district conducted testing as required by a September 6, 2016 law signed by Governor Cuomo, NYCRR, Title 10, Sub Part 67-4 that includes testing of all sinks and potable drinking locations. The NYS Department of Health issued regulations as well that lowered the allowable limit of lead concentration in water to 15 parts per billion (ppb). Samples were taken and remediation plans were developed throughout district buildings to rectify any outlets that contained lead to levels that were above this allowable limit of 15 ppb.
As remediation and retesting progressed throughout 2017, the data was compiled and summarized in the chart below. Any sink above 15 ppb has been left in service for sanitary reasons and signage installed to prohibit personal consumption.
For the most current results of lead testing of the drinking water and handwashing water in each of our buildings, please see the tables below and click on the links to the schools.
Testing will be conducted again in 2020 as per the NYS Department of Health regulation.
Results of Testing of Drinking Water - Spring 2016
Results of Testing of Water from Faucets- September & October 2016 & Retesting
Initial Notification Regarding Pesticide Use to Persons in Parental Relation and Staff Pursuant to Section 409-H of the State Education Law
New York State Education Law Section 409-H requires all public and nonpublic elementary and secondary schools to provide written notification to all persons in parental relation, faculty, and staff regarding the potential use of pesticides periodically throughout the school year.