Healthy School Facilities
Healthy learning environments provide a safe place to grow and thrive. NCESD is working with state agencies, partner organizations and school districts across the state to reduce our children’s exposure to harmful contaminants in schools.
Integrated Pest Management, also known as IPM, is a process for achieving long-term, environmentally sound pest suppression through a wide variety of tactics. Control strategies in an IPM program include structural and procedural improvements to reduce the food, water, shelter, and access used by pests. Since IPM focuses on remediation of the fundamental reasons why pests are here, pesticides are rarely used and only
The 2015 Legislature passed House Bill (HB) 2931 so that elevated radon levels in Oregon schools would be known. House Bill 2931 later became Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 332.166-167. As directed by this statute, all school districts in Oregon must develop a plan to accurately measure school buildings for elevated radon levels. Under the statute, school districts must submit a plan to Oregon Health Authority (OHA) by September 1, 2016.
Per ORS 332.166-167, actual testing of schools must be done on or before January 1, 2021 and the testing results sent to OHA and posted on the school or school district's website. This plan will develop the protocols necessary for compliance.