Health & Safety Notifications
Indoor Air Quality
District 622 strives to maintain good indoor air quality in each of its buildings. The district remains in compliance with the indoor air quality regulations of the Minnesota Department of Education conducting annual air quality testing in the schools. For more information about regulations or indoor air quality in a specific building, contact the Maintenance Department at 651-748-7524.
Lead in Water
District 622 conducts lead in drinking water testing per the Minnesota Departments of Health and Education. MN Statute 121A.335 requires public school buildings serving kindergarten through grade 12 to test for lead in water in potable water sources every five years and to make results of these tests available. Anyone interested in the district Lead in Drinking Water program or results should contact the Health & Safety Supervisor at 651-748-7524.
District 622 has surveyed its buildings for asbestos in accordance with the requirements of federal law. A report of the findings, as well as an asbestos management plan, is available for review in each building or the District Education Center, Operations Office. Questions can be directed to 651-748-7524.
District 622 utilizes a licensed, professional pest control service firm for the prevention and control of rodents, insects and other pests in and around district buildings that can sting, bite, cause contamination, damage property or spread disease. The program follows these steps:
• Inspection and monitoring to determine whether pests are present and treatment needed;
• Recommendations for maintenance and sanitation to eliminate pests without using pest control materials;
• Utilization of non-chemical measures whenever possible;
• Application of EPA-registered pest control materials if needed.
The long-term health effects on children from the application of pest control materials, or the class of materials to which they belong, may not be fully understood. All pest control materials are chosen and applied according to label directions per federal law. Questions can be directed to 651-748-7524.
Mercury Free Zone
In partnership with the MN Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), our District is proud to be a part of the Mercury Free Program. We have taken important steps to protect the health of our students and staff. Our goal is to remove mercury or any mercury-containing chemicals from our buildings and to also educate students, teachers, and staff about the dangers of mercury and mercury reduction practices.