Asbestos Management in the Schools
Over the past twenty years, most of the asbestos containing materials (ACMs) in the schools have been removed. Some ACM floor tile has not been removed through renovations exists in all of the buildings. These areas are regularly monitored and maintained to minimize any concerns for release of asbestos fibers.
Each building has available in its main office a copy of the building Asbestos Management Plan. Individuals who are interested in reviewing the plan may contact the building principal to schedule a time to view the plan and discuss the current status of asbestos management in the building.
Illinois Sex Offender Information
Illinois Compiled Statues (730 ILCS 152/115 (a) and (b)) mandate that the Illinois State Police establish and maintain a statewide Sex Offender Database, accessible on the Internet, identifying persons who have been convicted of certain sex offenses and/or crimes against children and must register as a Sex Offender. The primary purpose of providing this information is to make the information easily available and accessible, not to warn about any specific individuals. you may access this information at the Illinois Department of Corrections website.
Pest Management/Weed Control
District 202 strives to control pest and week problems in a way that poses the least hazard to human health and environment. The District is adopted and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program in compliance with Illinois law. IPM is a pest control program that combines prevention, non-chemical pest control methods, and the appropriate use of pesticides with preference for products that are the least harmful to human health and the environment. By addressing and correcting the root causes of pest problems, IPM can provide long-term, economical pest control while minimizing the potential risk posed by frequent pesticide applications.
After trying non-chemical means to control a pest problem without success, it may become necessary to apply a chemical pesticide. When it becomes necessary to use chemical pesticides and herbicides, a notice will be sent to parent/guardians and staff who have requested their names be included on a registry for notification at least two business days in advance of the application unless an emergency application is required to resolve an imminent threat to health or property. If this is the case, a written notification will be provided as soon as possible that includes an explanation of the circumstances that gave rise to the emergency.
To have your name included on the registry, please submit a signed statement to the Superintendent's Office indicating that you would like to be notified prior to the application of chemical pesticides or herbicides.
Physical, Dental, Vision Examinations and Immunizations
In accordance with Section 26.8-1 of the Illinois School Code, "a physical examination is required of all pupils within the calendar year prior to entrance in Kindergarten, 6th, and 9th grades and upon entrance into public, private, or parochial school, regardless of age or grade if that pupil has not previously been examined in accordance with Illinois State law."
In order to provide students with appropriate instruction and educational services, schools must maintain extensive and sometimes personal information on them and their families. Pertinent information in these records, while guarded as confidential information, is available to appropriate school personnel, the student's parents or legal guardian, or the student in accordance with the law.
Students residing in excess of one and a half (1 1/2) miles from their attendance center or who reside within an approved hazardous area are eligible for transportation services by the District. Information is available at each school, at registration, and at the Central Office regarding whether or not students qualify for the transportation service.
Work permits are issued in the Guidance Offices of the Junior and Senior High Schools. Employment of 12-15 year old youths is limited to certain occupations outside school hours only and under specified conditions of work as set forth in Child Labor Provisions of the Fair Labor Act.