Policies & Procedures

December 2022


In 1986, Congress passed the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA). This required schools to be inspected to identify any asbestos containing building materials. All Omak School District buildings were inspected in 1988 and 2005, and suspected materials were sampled to be tested and rated according to condition and potential hazard.

Every three years, Omak School District is required to be re-inspected by an AHERA accredited Building Inspector to determine if any known or suspected asbestos containing building materials (ACBM) has changed and to make recommendations on managing or removing the ACBM.

Every six months, Omak School District's Designated Asbestos Program Coordinator performs surveillances on managed asbestos to assure the materials remain in good condition.

In addition, before any building or remodeling takes place, a good faith inspection is completed. No work is currently anticipated on any asbestos containing materials.

The asbestos management plan is available for anyone to review upon request. I can be reached at the phone number below.

It is the intention of the Omak School District to comply with all federal and state regulations. We take whatever steps are necessary to ensure all students, staff, and other's entering our buildings, have a healthy and safe environment in which to learn and work.

Tim Engh
Facilities Director
Designated Asbestos Program Coordinator

December 2022


Omak School District has an established Pesticide Management Program. A pesticide is any substance such as, but not limited to, herbicides, insecticides, and rodenticides, intended to prevent, destroy, control, repel, or mitigate any pest such as, but not limited to, weeds, insects, and rodents. It also includes substances used as plant regulators, defoliants, desiccants, and any spray adjuvant used with pesticides as an aid to the application. Pesticides may be applied on school grounds or in school buildings by commercial applicators or school district staff certified applicators. Omak School District complies with all application, record-keeping, posting and notification requirements. An up-to-date list of Pesticide-Sensitive Individuals in the community is provided to us by the Department of Agriculture for pre-notification purposes. Omak School District also has a system available to any person who would like to be included in the advanced notification registry by contacting the Facilities Department. The pesticide management plan is available for review upon request. I can be reached at the phone number below.

Tim Engh
Maintenance Facilities Director
District Safety Committee Chairman
Safety Officer