Facility Policy Involving Radon

In our continued efforts to provide safe and healthy schools for our students and staff, Logos Public Charter School is beginning to test for radon at our school. A new state law requires that all districts in Oregon test schools for radon before January 1, 2021.

Radon is a naturally occurring gas that comes from deposits in the soil. It is colorless, odorless, and tasteless and can work its way into buildings through cracks in the ground and openings in foundations or under structures.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among people who do not smoke. The threat of elevated radon levels in Southern Oregon is considered low; however, testing is the only definitive way to determine actual radon levels.

Testing is non-invasive and poses no danger to staff or students. It consists of placing a small container (test kit) in all rooms that people typically occupy and leaving it there for several days. The kits are then sent to a lab for analysis and results are posted here: Radon Test Results

While people may be exposed to elevated radon levels in schools, EPA data shows exposure at home is the number one source of radon exposure for most people. The EPA and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) recommend that all homes be tested for radon.

For more information about radon, visit the OHA’s website: www.healthoregon.org/radon.

Logos Public Charter School has developed a radon plan as required by ORS 332.167. Community members can access a copy of the radon plan here: Logos Radon Health and Safety Plan

Elevated Levels of Lead in Water Used for Drinking or Food Preparation

All school districts, education service districts, and public charter schools are required to test for and eliminate exposure to elevated levels of lead in water used for Drinking and Food Preparation through either remediation or eliminating access, according to OAR 333-061-0400 and OAR 581-022-2223. In conformance with those administrative rules, Logos Public Charter School certifies the following: 1. All testing was done according to the testing requirements in OAR 333-061-0400; 2. All samples were analyzed by a lab accredited by Oregon Health Authority to test for those materials; 3. All water fixtures required to be tested under OAR 333-061-0400 were tested for elevated levels of lead in accordance with the testing schedule developed by the Oregon Health Authority; and 4. The testing schedule for each building covered by this plan is set forth below:

Facility Name Year of Last Test (year only)
Next Scheduled Test (per 6 year schedule) (year only)
Schedule or Exemption Reason
Logos Public Charter School, 1203 N. Ross Ln.
2019 None Building and/or all fixtures and piping 2014 or newer and complies with 0.25% lead rules

Logos Public Charter School, 400 Earhart Street
Please click here for the lead testing results: Lead Testing Results

Lead in Water
1203 N. Ross is an exempt building and/or all fixtures and piping 2014 or newer and complies with 0.25% lead rules. Additionally, copies of all test results are available at Logos Public Charter School, 1203 N. Ross Lane, Medford, Oregon.  Logos Public Charter School will also alert members of its communities as to where they can access test results using current district email lists and programs. Please contact appropriate personnel to be added to current email lists and programs.
Asbestos

Logos Public Charter School complies with the federal Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA). All required asbestos management plans are available for viewing by submitting a request to the Responsible Person.

Name: Sheryl Zimmerer
Position Title: Executive Director
Phone Number: (541) 842-3658
Email Address: [email protected]
Mailing Address: 1203 N. Ross Lane, Medford, OR 97501

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Logos Public Charter School certifies that all buildings subject to the Healthy and Safe Schools Plan comply with the carbon monoxide detection standards in the state building code that was in effect when the building was originally constructed or as required by building code due to addition, upgrade, or remodel.

Test Results Publication

Logos Public Charter School is complying with the requirement to provide

access to test results, as defined by OAR 581-022-2223 within 10 business days as defined by

ORS 332-334. Test results can be found at www.logoscharter.com/facility. Specific test results can be found as follows:

Additionally, copies of all test results are available at 1203 N. Ross. Logos Public Charter School will also use current [email protected] email lists or communications programs to provide final test results to staff, students, parents of minor students, and other members of the community. This includes providing actual final test results or providing direct access to final test results through links in the communications. Please contact Sheryl Zimmerer ([email protected]) to be added to current school’s email lists and programs.

Integrated Pest Management

Where did Integrated Pest Management (IPM) originate?

In 2009, Senate Bill 634.700 required school districts to adopt an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plan.

What is IPM?

IPM is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management using comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interactions with the environment. This information, in combination with available pest control methods, is used to manage pest damage by the most economical means, and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment. IPM programs take advantage of all pest management options possible including, but not limited to, the judicious use of pesticides.

Understanding pest needs is essential to implementing IPM effectively. Pests seek habitats that provide basic needs such as air, moisture, food, and shelter. Pest populations can be prevented or controlled by creating inhospitable environments, by removing some of the basic elements pests need to survive, or by simply blocking their access into buildings. Pests may also be managed by other methods such as traps, vacuums, or pesticides. An understanding of what pests need in order to survive is essential before action is taken.

How can staff help?

Eliminate pest habitat by maintaining neat and orderly classrooms and/or workspaces.

  • Minimize the amount of food and candy stored in schools.
  • Minimize the number of areas that food is consumed in.
  • Utilize the kitchens and staff rooms.
  • Store necessary food items properly in sealed, airtight containers.
  • Eliminate pest-harboring material such as couches, bean bags, etc.
  • Purge items that are no longer necessary.
  • Report pest sightings to custodial staff immediately.
  • Do not apply pesticide on your own.
  • Support and take the time to understand the intent of the IPM plan.
  • Be part of the solution.

Who can apply a pesticide?

All applications must be coordinated with the facilities office ahead of time. Only licensed applicators are allowed to administer a pesticide. The facilities office maintains licensed applicators on staff.

What does a notification look like?

Example:

This is to notify the public that Logos Public Charter School has a pesticide application planned on January 17th, 2021. For 24 hours following this application, this area should be avoided. This application is being carried out under the school’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan and in accordance with the Oregon State law ORS 634.700-634.750 enacted July 1, 2012. Each site affected by this application will also have a sign posted that gives the date, time, and name of the approved EPA registration number of the low impact pesticide being applied.

What are the characteristics of a comprehensive IPM plan?

ORS 634.700 defines an IPM plan as a proactive strategy that:
1. Focuses on the long-term prevention or suppression of pest problems through economically sound measures that:

  • Protect the health and safety of students, staff and faculty;
  • Protect the integrity of district buildings and grounds;
  • Maintain a productive learning environment;
  • Protect the local ecosystem health;

2. Focuses on the prevention of pest problems by working to reduce or eliminate conditions that promote the establishment, feeding, breeding and proliferation of pest populations that create harborage for pests during building operations and maintenance. All measures covered by this IPM plan will cover all district construction projects and contractors hired to preform work at any district site or building.

3. Incorporates the use of sanitation, structural improvements, habitat manipulation, or of mechanical, biological or chemical control measures that presents a reduced risk or have a low impact for the purpose of mitigating a declared pest emergency.

4. Includes regular monitoring and inspections to detect pests, pest damage and unsanctioned pesticide usage;

5. Evaluates the need for pest control by identifying acceptable pest population density levels;

6. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of pest control measures;

7. Excludes the application of pesticides on a routine schedule for purely preventive purposes, other than applications of pesticides designed to attract or be consumed by pests;

8. Excludes the application of pesticides for purely aesthetic purposes;

9. Includes education of school staff on sanitation, monitoring, inspection and pest control measures;

10. Gives preference to the use of nonchemical pest control measures;

11. Allows the use of low-impact pesticides if nonchemical pest control measures are ineffective;

12. Allows the application of a pesticide that is not a low-impact pesticide only to mitigate a declared pest emergency or if the application is by, or at the direction or order of, a public health official.

Logos Public Charter School has adopted an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plan as required by ORS 634.700 through 634.750. Community members can access a copy of the IPM plan here: IPM Plan

Health and Student Safety Plan

1. Responsible Person
The person responsible for administering and implementing the Healthy and Safe Schools Plan:
Name: Sheryl Zimmerer
Position Title: Executive Director
Phone Number: (541) 842-3658
Email Address: [email protected]
Mailing Address: 1203 N. Ross Lane, Medford, OR 97501

The person who is the designated IPM Coordinator:
Name: Bruce Kelley
Position Title: School Safety______
Phone Number: (541) 842-3658
Email Address: [email protected]______
Mailing Address: 1203 N. Ross Lane, Medford, OR 97501

The person responsible for AHERA:
Name: Sheryl Zimmerer
Position Title: Executive Director
Phone Number: (541) 842-3658
Email Address: [email protected]
Mailing Address: 1203 N. Ross Lane, Medford, OR 97501

2. List Facilities
All facilities owned and leased by Logos Public Charter School where students
or staff are present on a regular basis are covered by this HASS Plan. The list of those buildings
and facilities is below:

 

Facility NameFacility Address
Logos Public Charter School (New Construction)1203 N. Ross Lane, Medford, OR 97501 (owned – begin occupancy 8/2019)

3. Elevated Levels of Lead in Water Used for Drinking or Food Preparation
All school districts, education service districts, and public charter schools are required to test
for and eliminate exposure to elevated levels of lead in water used for Drinking and Food
Preparation through either remediation or eliminating access, according to OAR 333-061-0400
and OAR 581-022-2223. In conformance with those administrative rules, Logos Public Charter
School certifies the following:
1. All testing was done according to the testing requirements in OAR 333-061-0400;
2. All samples were analyzed by a lab accredited by Oregon Health Authority to test for
those materials;
3. All water fixtures required to be tested under OAR 333-061-0400 were tested for
elevated levels of lead in accordance with the testing schedule developed by the Oregon
Health Authority; and
4. The testing schedule for each building covered by this plan is set forth below:

 

Facility NameYear of Last Test (year only)Next Scheduled Test (per 6 year schedule) (year only)Schedule or Exemption Reason
Logos Public Charter School, 1203 N. Ross Ln.2019NoneExempt – New Construction 2019

4. Lead Paint
In order to comply with the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Renovation,
Repair and Painting Program Rule, the charter will only contract with certified lead based paint
renovation contractors licensed by the Oregon Construction Contractors Board.

5. Asbestos
Logos Public Charter School complies with the federal Asbestos Hazard
Emergency Response Act (AHERA). All required asbestos management plans are available for
viewing by submitting a request to the Responsible Person.
Name: Sheryl Zimmerer
Position Title: Executive Director
Phone Number: (541) 842-3658
Email Address: [email protected]
Mailing Address: 1203 N. Ross Lane, Medford, OR 97501

6. Radon
Logos Public Charter School has developed a radon plan as required by ORS
332.167. Community members can access a copy of the radon plan here:
www.logoscharter.com/facility
Test results will be made public and are available here: www.logoscharter.com/facility

7. Integrated Pest Management
Logos Public Charter School has adopted an Integrated Pest Management
(IPM) plan as required by ORS 634.700 through 634.750. Community members can access a
copy of the IPM plan here: https://logoscharter.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/IPM-Plan.pdf

8. Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Logos Public Charter School certifies that all buildings subject to the Healthy
and Safe Schools Plan comply with the carbon monoxide detection standards in the state
building code that was in effect when the building was originally constructed or as required by
building code due to addition, upgrade, or remodel.

9. Test Results Publication
Logos Public Charter School is complying with the requirement to provide
access to test results, as defined by OAR 581-022-2223 within 10 business days as defined by
ORS 332-334. Test results can be found at www.logoscharter.com/facility. Specific test results
can be found as follows:
• Lead in Water: https://logoscharter.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Lead-Water.pdf
• Radon: https://logoscharter.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Radon-testing.pdf

Additionally, copies of all test results are available at 1203 N. Ross. Logos Public Charter
School will also use current [email protected] email lists or communications programs
to provide final test results to staff, students, parents of minor students, and other members of
the community. This includes providing actual final test results or providing direct access to final
test results through links in the communications. Please contact Sheryl Zimmerer
([email protected]) to be added to current school’s email lists and programs.

Contact us
Operating Hours

Regular Hours

8:00am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday Excluding most holidays

Summer Hours (June-July)

9:00am - 4:00pm Monday - Thursday


Phone Numbers

541-842-3658  (Office)
541-842-1927  (Fax)


Local Address

1203 North Ross Lane, Medford, OR 97501


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