In accordance with the Act Protecting Children and Families from Harmful Pesticides (Chapter 85), this is to give notice that LMS has implemented an Integrated Pest Management Plan (IPM). The plan is an approach to solving pest problems which relies on a combination of common sense practices for preventing and controlling pests. Pests include, but are not limited to, insects, weeds, mold, and fungus.
At this time, LMS does not use any chemical pesticides inside its buildings to contain pests. When chemical pesticides are necessary, preference is given to materials and methods which maximize public safety and reduce environmental risk. IPM documentation and chemical record keeping is available in the Business Office, No. 12 Lawrence Lane.
In accordance with Environmental Protection Agency regulation, CFR ss763.93(g)(4) and ss7763.84, this is to give notice that LMS Asbestos Management Plan (AMP) documents are maintained in the Business Office and are available for inspection at any time upon request.
During renovations in the early 1990s, the majority of asbestos was removed from the Children's House. The small amount of non-friable asbestos that does exist in the CH is encapsulated behind ceilings and walls and not accessible to children and the general public, and poses no hazard to the building occupants.
LMS facility personnel attend classes on safe control and maintenance of these areas. Semi-annual in-house inspections are conducted an all areas suspected of containing asbestos.
If you have any questions, please contact Tricia
in the Business Office at (781) 862-8571 x1105.
Chapter 385 of the Acts of 2002 - An Act Further Protecting Children
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has made it mandatory for all schools to do Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) checks on all current and prospective employees and volunteers who may have direct and unmonitored contact with children. Follow-up periodic checks occur at least every three (3) years. You can view the statue itself on www.mass.gov.
LMS processes CORI checks on all current and future employees, teacher substitutes, and volunteers. If you plan to volunteer, substitute, or chaperone you must complete a CORI authorization form in advance. The Business Manager is required to verify your identity with a government issued photographic form of identification and maintain a copy of such identification to document the verification process.
CORI authorization forms may be found in the "Forms" binder in Children's House and Elementary building Teachers' Rooms, and in No. 12 Lawrence Lane.