Please visit https://www.browardschools.com/studentquarantine for information on:
o Updated COVID-19 Protocols and Decision Tree for Students
o FDA/EUA-Approved COVID-19 Tests
o Frequently Asked Questions
o Health Services Consent Form
o COVID-19 Test Consent Form
o Vaccination Locations
o Testing Locations2021-2022 ANNUAL NOTIFICATION OF ABESTOS HAZARD EMERGENCY RESPONSE ACT (AHERA) RELATED ACTIVITIESSince last year's AHERA notice, a number of additional asbestos surveys and abatement projects have been initiated or completed, in coordination with planned facilities renovation projects and maintenance activities. The documentation referencing these abatement projects, together with the required six-month inspection and three-year re-inspection, are being added to each school's management plan.
A copy of the AHERA Management Plan is available for public and outside vendor inspection in each school/facility. The management plan includes information regarding the identification and location of asbestos-containing materials at the school/facility. This document should not be removed or discarded from the Administration area in which it is stored. A complete library of AHERA Management Plans for every school/facility is housed in the Environmental Health and Safety Department, located at 4200 N.W. 10th Ave., Oakland Park, FL 33309.
ACTION: Refrain from disturbing Asbestos Containing Building Materials (ACBM). All maintenance employees, facilities service persons, and outside vendors working on the building's physical structure, i.e., floors, base, walls, ceilings, plenum spaces, HVAC systems, and electrical systems, are to refrain from disturbing, performing any work on, or abatement of Asbestos Containing Building Materials.
Be advised that AHERA requires removal of asbestos-containing materials prior to any renovation or maintenance activities that will disturb the asbestos. The Environmental Health and Safety Department may need to schedule an asbestos abatement at your school/facility during the course of the year to remove these materials prior to maintenance or renovation activities.Additionally, AHERA requires that all maintenance and custodial staff, who may work in a building that contains ACBM, receive an Asbestos Awareness Training of at least two (2) hours. New Facilities Service Personnel must be trained within sixty (60) days after their initial hire date. The Environmental Health and Safety Department provides this training. Please visit the Learning Across Broward (LAB) website https://broward.truenorthlogic.com for more information.
Please ensure this memorandum is:
1) Made part of your AHERA Management Plan
2) Sent home with all students notifying their parent(s)/legal guardian(s), and
3) Posted in staff lounges and other approved common staff areas
For additional information, please contact Alison Witoshynsky, Coordinator, Environmental Compliance, Environmental Health and Safety Department at 754-321-4200 or Alison.Witoshynsky@browardschools.com.
BRIAN KATZ CHIEF SAFETY & SECURITY OFFICER
DIVISION OF SAFETY, SECURITY & EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESSParents: Please see the links below to view videos regarding School Board policies for Anti-Bullying and Dating Violence.Anti-Bullyinghttps://www.browardschools.com/cms/lib/FL01803656/Centricity/domain/13726/6%20strands/5%20inner%20icons/videos/Parent%20Training%20Module%20Video%20REV.mp4Dating Violence
Parent Guide for Naviance
Informationregarding Human Trafficking
In partnership with Parent/Community Representatives, Children Services Council, 211 Broward, Broward Libraries, The United Way of Broward County, and various Broward Schools departments, Family and Community Engagement has implemented Community Connections. Broward Schools recognizes that the variety of trainings offered across the county are advertised in many locations. Parents and community members spend significant time searching for information and sometimes miss learning opportunities facilitated by providers. Community Connections is the access point for trainings/workshops/learning opportunities for Broward families across the county. Course information may be accessed via online at the link below: