Health & Safety Committee Members

  • Committee Main Contact - Daniel Holcomb
    Committee Chairperson - Terry Zerwas
    Committee Vice-Chairperson - Ginny Verbrugge

Lead In Water

  •  STMA has a Lead In Water Management Plan. Districts must have a plan and test every five years per state statute. The plan is reviewed annually. The plan involves sampling potable water sources (250ml) and analyzed by an accredited testing laboratory, using EPA approved analytical methods and quality control procedure (ICP/MS EPA Method 200.8). Water sampling of the identified potable water sources is conducted as a “first draw” sample prior to usage on the day of sampling. The water taps included in the first draw sampling should not be used for 6-18 hours prior to sampling.

    Sampling began during the 2001-2002 school year and will continue every five years thereafter. The most recent round of testing throughout the district occurred during the 2018-2019 school year at Albertville Primary, Big Woods Elementary, Middle School East and Middle School West. The results showed 4 potable water sources with levels above the district action level of 10 ppb. The fixtures were retested and either shut off, replaced or had signs placed above the fixture that states not for drinking or water consumption. The results in 2014-2015 testing showed one potable water source with levels above the recommended 20 ppb threshold (The fixture was replaced, and the water source is not for drinking or food preparation). Should levels of lead in water be detected at or above the acceptable threshold limit, the district would investigate and implement corrective measures to reduce occupant exposure.

    The district will conduct LIW testing in FY20 for Fieldstone, Community Ed, St. Michael Elementary, and STMA High School.  In FY24, the district will conduct LIW testing for Albertville Primary, Big Woods, Middle School West, and Middle School East.

    STMA Management Plan for Lead-in-Water

Radon Management Plan

  • The district is not required to take samples or have a plan. However, we have taken samples and have a Radon Management Plan. The plan is reviewed annually. The plan is reviewed annually. The plan involves conducting air sampling for the presence of radon using a short-term (3-4 days) radon ProChek detector. The test kits were placed in ground contact frequently occupied areas throughout the buildings. Sampling began during the 2005-2006 school year and is conducted every five years. The most recent round of testing throughout the district occurred during the 2018-2019 school year at Albertville Primary, Big Woods Elementary, Middle School East and Middle School West. The results showed 1 room had elevated levels above the recommended 4 pCi/L threshold. The room was retested with a continuous radon monitor and the results showed the room is below the threshold during building occupied hours. In the 2014-2015 school year, St. Michael Elementary, Community Ed, Fieldstone Elementary and St. Michael-Albertville High school were tested. The results showed no levels above the recommended 4pCi/L threshold. Should levels of radon be detected at or above the acceptable threshold limit, the district would investigate and implement corrective measures to reduce occupant exposure.

     

    The district will conduct Radon testing in FY20 for Fieldstone, Community Ed, St. Michael Elementary, and STMA High School. In FY24, the district will conduct Radon testing for Albertville Primary, Big Woods, Middle School West, and Middle School East.

     

    Radon Management Plan