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Superintendent

áá Scott N. Connell, Superintendent


Dear District Residents:
Recently we posted on the school website a letter notifying you of the voluntary drinking water testing and results from sampling we conducted at our school campus recently. Since those initial samples, the New York State Legislature passed legislation with specific requirements surrounding lead testing in school drinking water.

Our voluntary testing took samples from drinking water sources such as water bubblers, drinking fountains, and sinks typically used for water consumption. The recently released specifics of the regulations on lead testing in school drinking water is going to require us to test additional locations. For instance, such locations as custodial closet slop sinks, bathroom sinks, and other locations that are not typically used as sources of drinking water may also be tested. We are in the process of working with the Jefferson-Lewis BOCES Health and Safety Office to complete this additional sampling and testing.
Once this testing is complete and we have the results, we will communicate the findings and take any and all necessary steps if lead levels are found to be above the 15 ppb (parts per billion) threshold as set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for safe drinking water.

In the meantime, please be aware that the results on our testing have showed all locations to have returned below the 15 part per billion standard. While there will be some additional samples taken as mentioned above we are confident there will be no major issues.

If subsequent testing show locations above 15 parts per billion we will take proper remediation actions.

Further information on lead water testing can be found on the EPA's website at www.epa.gov/ and typing in Lead Water Testing in Schools in the search box. Once we receive additional information on the remaining sample results we will communicate those to you.
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Sincerely,
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Scott N. Connell
Superintendent of Schools
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Superintendent's Message
The Pre K - 5 Principal Pamela L. Ratliff, Copenhagen Central School, P.O. Box 30, Copenhagen, NY 13626 (315-688-4411) is the Coordinator for the Dignity for All Students Act. The Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Brigitte Gillette, Copenhagen Central School, P.O. Box 30, Copenhagen, NY 13626 (315-688-2573) is the Alternate Coordinator for the Dignity for All Students Act.
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