AHERA Asbestos Statement for Planner and Steps to Inform Others
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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.

John Higdon, Assistant Superintendent & Facilities