ROCORI Public Schools has been inspected for asbestos under the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1986(AHERA).
The person designated as Asbestos Program Manager for our buildings is Brent Neisinger, Director of Buildings and Grounds 320-685-4909.
ROCORI Public Schools has on file a complete and updated Management Plan for dealing with asbestos containing building materials within the school district’s buildings. The Management Plan is available for viewing by interested parties, Monday through Friday, 8:00am through 4:00pm in the District Services Office located in the High School facility at 534 5th St N, Cold Spring, MN Copies will be made available for reproduction at a nominal cost.
Cold Spring Elementary School is the only facility within the district that does not have asbestos containing materials. The asbestos containing materials that remain in these facilities is not a health hazard.
The Environmental Protection Agency and the Minnesota Department of Education has recommended that asbestos containing materials be maintained in place whenever possible. When possible, the district has limited its asbestos removal to areas where renovation or maintenance activities have been scheduled to take place. The most recent abatement project was performed at the Richmond Elementary site in the summer of 2019.
As required by federal law, condition of asbestos containing materials in our schools are surveyed every six months as part of an ongoing operation and maintenance program. The asbestos is re-inspected every three years by a certified contractor. If you have any questions or concerns please address them to our designated person, Brent Neisinger Director of Buildings and Grounds.