Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) Regulations require that public and not-for-profit non-public, elementary, and secondary schools be inspected to determine the presence of asbestos-containing building materials and that management plans be developed because of those inspections. After the management plan has been implemented, the school district must conduct periodic surveillance in each school building that has asbestos-containing building materials at least once every (six) months. The purpose of this surveillance is to look at all known asbestos-containing building materials (ACBM) and note any changes in the material.
Volusia County Schools (VCS) must retain the services of a licensed asbestos inspector to conduct a re-inspection every (3) years after the implementation of the management plan. The School District must also maintain records required by the regulations to be included in the management plan and provide a two-hour asbestos awareness training to all maintenance staff who work in a building that contains ACBM. At least once every school year, the school district must provide written notification to parent, teacher, and employee organizations regarding the availability of the asbestos management plans.
An asbestos management plan is located in the main administration area of every school in the District and a complete set of all asbestos management plans is kept at