Salem-Keizer Public Schools has adopted a radon plan as required by ORS 332.341-345 and all facilities are tested for radon using Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocols. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. You can’t see or smell radon. Testing is the only way to know your level of exposure. For more information, visit the EPA site on radon.
Please note, locations marked with an * are buildings no longer operated by Salem-Keizer Public Schools.
Salem-Keizer Public Schools has adopted a plan for testing all schools, childcare facilities and administrative buildings (owned or leased) for both lead and copper. The action level is set under OAR 333-061-0440 of 15ppb. The EPA action level for copper is 1.3ppm. SKPS will test its owned and leased buildings on a six year cycle.
Salem-Keizer Public Schools is in full compliance of this requirement by making all test results and detailed information explaining the test results available to the public within 10 business days of receiving the results. Results are made available by posting the information on the District website, sending notice of the results over the email system/phone dialer, written communication and making the results available in printed form at the main administration office located at 2450 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem, Oregon 97305.
Salem-Keizer Public Schools is in full compliance with OAR 581-022-2223. Robert Silva, Assistant Superintendent, is responsible for the implementation and maintenance of the plan. His office is located at 2450 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem, Oregon 97305. Printed copies of the plan can be obtained upon request.