Dear Parents, Teachers, Building Occupants, and Employees:
In the past, asbestos was used extensively in building materials because of its insulating, sound absorbing, and fire retarding capabilities. Virtually any building constructed before the late 1970s contained some asbestos. Intact and undisturbed asbestos materials generally do not pose a health risk. Asbestos materials, however, can become hazardous when, due to damage or deterioration, they release fibers. If the fibers are inhaled, they can lead to health problems.
In 1986, Congress passed the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) which requires schools to be inspected to identify any asbestos containing building materials. Our temporary building was inspected and found to be free of identifiable hazards at this time.
The law further requires an asbestos management plan to be in place by July 1989. We will adhere to Brevard County Schools safety plans. The plan has several ongoing requirements including procedures designed to minimize the disturbance of asbestos containing building materials. Legacy Academy will follow those guidelines.
It is the intention of Legacy Academy to comply with all federal and state regulations regarding asbestos and to take whatever steps are necessary to ensure students and employees a healthy and safe environment in which to learn and work.
Charlene Bryce Montford