Lexington School District One completed a comprehensive inspection of all facilities for asbestos containing materials in 1988 in compliance with the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) of 1986. Subsequent inspections were performed in 1991, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009 and 2012 as required by AHERA.

No material regarded as posing a hazard of health was found. While asbestos-containing building materials are still in several of the district’s schools, the materials are not friable, thus, not expected to release fibers into the air. As outlined in the law, the district monitors all asbestos–containing material by conducting semi-annual inspections and provides needed information to appropriate employees of the district.

Copies of each school facility inspection and management plan are on file at the District Office and at each school. They are available at any time for public review.