911 Andrews Road
Murphy, NC 28906


Cherokee County Public Schools mission is for every student to graduate from high school globally competitive for work and postsecondary education and be prepared for life in the 21st century.

AHERA Asbestos Statement for Planner and Steps to Inform Others

Cherokee County Schools


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Cherokee Schools maintains an asbestos site on the school district main web page that is
accessible to the general public. In addition, the general policies of Cherokee County Schools
are printed in the school planners that are distributed to the students at the beginning of the
school year. Those schools which were constructed asbestos “FREE” have posters stating that
“No Asbestos was used in the construction of this building” posted on the administrative
lobby notification board for public viewing.

Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act

This notice is provided to you with information regarding the Asbestos Hazard Emergency
Response Act (AHERA) Management Plan for the Cherokee County Schools. AHERA is a
provision of the Toxic Substance Control Act and was passed by Congress in 1986. It requires
schools to "ensure that workers and building occupants, or their legal guardians, are informed
at least once each school year about inspections, response actions, and post-response action
activities, including periodic re-inspection and surveillance activities that are planned or in
progress as well as the availability of the AHERA Management Plan for public review
(§763.84(c)). The AHERA Management Plan contains documents of the initial AHERA
inspection, 6-month periodic Surveillances, Triennial re-inspections, employee training and
Operations and Maintenance procedures.

If you have any questions regarding the AHERA
Management Plan for this school district, you can contact Mr. John Higdon at (828) 837-2722
ext. 2431.