Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA)

Asbestos is a common building material that may be present in many buildings constructed prior to 1981.  The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that the mere presence of asbestos materials does not pose a health risk to building occupants and that such materials are safe as long as they are not disturbed or dislodged in a manner that causes the asbestos fibers to be released.  EPA rules do not require the materials to be removed.  Federal law requires that reasonable precautions are taken to minimize the change of damage or disturbance of asbestos containing materials.

The Asbestos Hazardous Emergency Response Act (AHERA) mandates that all of our District facilities are inspected to locate, identify, and appropriately address that various types of asbestos that may have been used during the original construction of our schools. 

Asbestos containing materials can be found in Delta-Peach Bottom Elementary School, Fawn Area Elementary School, South Eastern Intermediate School and South Eastern Middle School  Per the AHERA 3-Year Re-inspection that was performed on March 6, 2019, the condition of the Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) has not changed, therefore, posing no health risk to staff or students.

Click here to review SESD's Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act Notice (March 2019-March 2022)