TO: Parent, Students, & Employees
FROM: Steve Williams, Director of Administrative Programs
DATE: August 19, 2010
RE: Asbestos in Hardy County Schools
The Hardy County Board of Education continues to monitor and manage building materials found to contain asbestos in Hardy County Schools in compliance with the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act.
East Hardy Middle School and Moorefield Middle School have been certified asbestos free. Inspections have been made by qualified inspectors of all building used by the Board of Education. No asbestos has been found in Moorefield Elementary school or East Hardy High School. Floor tiles and a small section of cement type floor covering containing asbestos have been identified in Moorefield High School. The floor tile and exterior wall panels in the Central Office of the Hardy County Board of Education Office contain asbestos.
A Management Plan has been developed by Accredited Planners to insure that the asbestos materials found will not become a health hazard to the occupants of these buildings. The Management Plan is on file in the Principals' office of the schools and in the Central Office of the Hardy County Board of Education for public review.
Asbestos in building materials is not hazardous as long as it is properly maintained so it does not become friable (crumbling and dusty). Regular inspections are conducted by the Program Manager and the State Health Department to insure that all building materials that contain asbestos are maintained properly so it does not become a hazard to human health,
If you have any questions concerning asbestos in the schools, please contact Steven B. Williams, Director of Administrative Programs, Hardy County Board of Education, 510 Ashby Street, Moorefield, WV 26836, or call (304) 530-2348 Ext. 233.