Asbestos remediation work planned at LES

After school hours on Wednesday, Jan. 24, staff discovered a damaged vinyl asbestos tile under a rug on an uneven floor in a Liberty Elementary School classroom. The class was relocated the next morning to another space in the building to allow for inspection and remediation of the flooring.

Asbestos remediation work is expected to begin Feb. 15. The work will present no danger to the staff or students in the elementary school. To remove the asbestos, the district will follow New York State regulations that require the district to seal the room off from the rest of the building. The district will conduct air monitoring throughout the project. The asbestos work will be done after school hours and other days when the building will not be occupied and should be completed by Feb. 20.

Additional work may be required following the abatement. After the project is complete and the room is deemed safe for occupation, the displaced class will return to its classroom.

Safety of district staff and students is of the utmost importance.

Those who have questions may contact Assistant Superintendent for Business Laurene McKenna at