August 1, 2018

This is to inform parents and staff of the status of the Benton Community Consolidated School District No. 47 asbestos management plan(s). It has been determined by the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Federal Environmental Protection Agency that asbestos is a potential health hazard and precautions should be taken to avoid disturbing any asbestos containing materials.

As required, our building(s) were initially inspected for asbestos. Our initial inspection was conducted on September 28, 1988. The AHERA law requires that a visual surveillance of asbestos containing areas be completed every six months, and a re-inspection conducted every three years. Any evidence of disturbance or change in condition will be documented in the Management Plan as required.

The Inspection/Management Plan is available for public review in the District Office, 1000 Forest St., Benton, IL. Should you wish to review the plans, please call to make an appointment between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Any concerns relative to asbestos containing materials should be directed to Dr. Stephen C. Smith, Superintendent, at 1000 Forest St., Benton, IL 62812, 618-439-3136. 

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