4:160 Environmental Quality of Buildings and Grounds

The Superintendent shall take all reasonable measures to protect:  (1)  the safety of District personnel, students, and visitors on District premises from risks associated with hazardous materials, and (2) the environmental quality of the District’s buildings and grounds.


Restricted use pesticides will not be applied on or within 500 feet of school property during normal school hours.  Before pesticides are used on District premises the Superintendent or designee shall notify parents/guardians of students as required by the Structural Pest Control Act, 225 ILCS 235/, and the Lawn Care Products Application and Notice Act, 415 ILCS 65/.

Coal Tar Sealant

Beginning on January 1, 2023, before coal tar-based sealant products or high polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon sealant produces are used on district premises, the Superintendent or designee shall notify employees and parents/guardians of students in writing or by telephone as requrired by the Coal Tar Sealant Disclosure Act.

Cross Reference: 

4:150 Facility Management and Building Programs

4:170 Safety

Legal Reference(s): 

105 ILCS 5/10-20, 17a; 5/10-20.48.

29 C.F.R. Part 1910.1030, as adopted by the Illinois Department of Labor, 56 Ill.Admin.Code §350.300(c).

20 ILCS 3130/, Green Buildings Act.

105 ILCS 5/10-20.17a; 5/10-20.46; 135/; and 140/, Green Cleaning School Act.

225 ILCS 235/, Structural Pest Control Act.

415 ILCS 60/14, Illinois Pesticide Act

415 ILCS 65/, Lawn Care Products Application and Notice Act.

40 ILCS 170/, Coal Tar Sealant Disclosure Act

820 ILCS 255/, Toxic Substances Disclosure to Employees Act.

23 Ill.Admin.Code §1.330, Hazardous Materials Training.

820 ILCS 255/ Toxic Substances Disclosure To Employees.

23 Ill. Admin.Code § 1.330

Date Adopted:   January 27, 2009

Date Amended:  November 19, 2019

Date Amended:  January 25, 2022