The Asbestos Hazards Emergency Response Act requires that asbestos inspections and management plans be performed every six months in schools. WCS contracts with EEC, Inc. for these requirements, and a copy of the reports are available at each school, Central Office and the WCS Maintenance Department. Only licensed professionals are allowed to correct any asbestos situations. Please direct inquiries to WCS Director of Maintenance Mark Letchworth at 399-7822.
Wilson County Schools contracts with Orkin to provide an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach for controlling insects and rodents on school campuses. From time to time, controlling a pest problem will require the use of chemicals, which will be used only when necessary and not as a routine treatment. When chemicals are used, the least toxic products are applied and notices are posted. Parents can request a list of the pesticides that may be used in schools by contacting WCS Director of Maintenance Mark Letchworth at 399-7822. Parents can also request prior notification when pesticide applications are planned for schools. To receive notification, parents should call the school and ask for an IPM Request for Notification form. Those who submit the request will be notified at least 72 hours before a pesticide is applied. Notification does not include disinfectants, pesticides formulated as baits or gels or any EPA-exempt pesticide.