From Philadelphia Healthy Schools Coalition:
The School District is doing lead paint remediation and cleanup work in school buildings across the District that were constructed prior to 1978 that are likely to contain lead-based paint. This process involves removing loose, peeling, flaking and crumbling paint and plaster under controlled conditions. McCall school has been selected for this work because paint damage was documented in occupied spaces such as classrooms and classroom closets, administrative offices, cafeteria, auditorium, bathrooms, kitchen, hallways, and emergency exit stairways.
At the Coffee with the Principal Meeting on May 16, 2019 the School District of Philadelphia held a meeting with families in the school library. After volunteers found paint chips while packing books in the library, the HSA alerted the principal, District, and Councilmember Mark Squilla. Per Councilmember Squilla, the District will send environmental assessors to schools scheduled for summer work, to determine which classrooms can be packed and which ones contain materials that must be cleaned prior to packing. They have asked all schools to cease packing until spaces are confirmed free of paint chips or debris. They will be sending staff out to complete the pre-cleaning and will coordinate with schools on packing days. Thank you, Councilmember Squilla, Philadelphia Healthy Schools Initiative, and School District of Philadelphia for taking the safety of faculty, staff, students, and families seriously. We look forward to further communication and information.
Update: Environmental assessors have visited McCall and completed a report.
- Safe to pack – Listed in the report are 63 areas that can be safely packed by staff.
- Do not pack until cleaned – Listed in the report are 29 areas that must be pre-cleaned by the Operations team prior to moving forward with packing the materials. These items should not be handled by school staff until they are cleaned. The cleaning process has already begun at McCall and will be completed prior to June 5, 2019. After the cleaning is completed, the leader from the Operations team for McCall will meet with the principal to verify that all of the areas are ready for your staff to pack. The team leader will ask the principal to sign-off on a a form that confirms that both principal and the team leader performed a walk through and that the areas are ready for packing.
- Already packed, but needs to be cleaned – If there are areas that have already been packed by your staff but still need to be cleaned, staff are asked to not re-handle the materials until they are cleaned as a part of this process. These materials will be cleaned during the project and returned to the classroom.
- New areas not on report – If faculty and staff observe areas that are not listed on the assessment report but need to be cleaned, the principal will notify the District immediately so that the District can add the areas to the cleaning plan for your school.
For questions about the District’s report, please direct questions to Principal McKenna (email@example.com).
安全包装 – 报告中列出了63个可由员工安全包装的区域。
在清洁之前不要打包 – 在报告中列出了29个区域，在运输包装材料之前必须由运营团队进行预清洁。这些物品在清洁之前不应由学校工作人员处理。清洁过程已经在McCall开始，将在2019年6月5日之前完成。清洁完成后，McCall运营团队的负责人将与校长会面，确认所有区域都已为您的员工做好准备打包。团队负责人将要求校长签署一份表格，确认校长和团队负责人都已经完成了这些工作并准备好打包。
已经打包，但需要清洁 – 如果您的工作人员已经装好了区域但仍需要清洁，则要求工作人员在作为此过程的一部分进行清洁之前不要重新处理这些材料。这些材料将在项目期间进行清洁并返回教室。
未报告的新区域 – 如果教职员工观察未在评估报告中列出但需要清理的区域，校长将立即通知学区，以便学区可以将区域添加到学校的清洁计划中。