Arkansas - Chemical Hazards: Prohibitions

Area: 
Prohibitions Or Restrictions
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law requires districts to utilize environmentally-safe chemicals and/or to reduce chemical exposure in schools.

2017 Arkansas Code 6-21-808. Public School Facilities Custodial, Maintenance, Repair, and Renovation Manual

(c)

  • (2) Standards for maintenance, repair, and renovation activities in public school facilities shall include the following:
    • (I) Maintenance of a pest control program;

2017 Arkansas Code 6-21-808. Public School Facilities Custodial, Maintenance, Repair, and Renovation Manual

a) The purposes of the Public School Facilities Custodial, Maintenance, Repair, and Renovation Manual and this section are to:

  • (1) Provide for the long-term conservation and protection of public school facilities;
  • (2) Eliminate the deterioration of existing and future public school facilities;
  • (3) Provide a safe and healthy environment for students, teachers, administrators, and staff of the public schools; and
  • (4) Provide for the efficient use of state and local funds in support of academic facilities in each school district in the state.

(b)

  • (1) The manual shall contain standards for custodial operations related to public school facilities.
  • (2) Standards for custodial operations in public school facilities shall include the following:
    • (A) The required contents of a custodial care plan;
    • (B) A suggested schedule for routine care and renovation cleaning;
    • (C) Levels of personnel necessary to perform custodial operations;
    • (D) Training criteria for the use and storage of supplies and equipment, with emphasis given to chemical right-to-know, indoor air quality, and other applicable standards;
    • (E) Supplies and equipment necessary to perform custodial operations, including space standards for the proper storage of supplies and equipment;
    • (F) In-service training opportunities for custodial personnel;
    • (G) Designation of routine duties;
    • (H) Designation of renovation cleaning duties; and
    • (I) Suggested schedule for the sanitary inspection of all school buildings.
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