The Maintenance Department provides maintenance services for five educational and two support buildings which totals 465,807 square feet. In addition to inside maintenance, the Buildings and Grounds Department maintains four primary athletic fields, three practice fields, and green space totaling 94 acres.
All Bowling Green City Schools underwent an asbestos inspection in December 2013. The inspection was conducted by Brumbaugh-Herrick, Inc. All areas are in good condition with no changes from the last inspection. The inspection report is available for review. Please contact Mr. Chuck Martin at 419-354-8508, opt. 4.
Radon Testing Report
Per the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidance document "Radon Measurement in Schools" (EPA 520/1-89-010), a Radon Test was conducted in April 2008 by Brumbauch-Herrick, Inc. A total of 155 short-term activated carbon test kits were placed in the school buildings from April 14-16,2008. Based on the samples collected, all readings were well below the EPA 's action level of 4.0 pCi/L. The next schedule required test will be conducted in 5 years. The inspection report is available for review. Please contact Mr. Chuck Martin at 419-354-8508, opt. 4.
Pesticide Use in Schools
The Ohio Revised Code (ORC 901:5-11-15) currently establishes requirements for pesticide used in classroom buildings of schools. Bowling Green School District has Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs in place. IPM utilizes various means of control elimination of pests which include but not limited to sanitation, closure of entry points, elimination of potential harborage sites and other non chemical or chemical means of eradication. Use of chemicals to control pests is closely monitored and applied only as a means of last resort. When chemicals are required, advance notice will be posted at the building location. In certain emergencies, pesticide chemicals may be applied without prior notice.
The Buildings and Grounds Staff are annually recertified under the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) Safety training Guide for Trained Servicemen program. Mr. Chuck Martin, Director of Buildings and Grounds, is the ODA commercial applicator license holder for the district. Additional information on Pesticide Use in Schools can be obtained at http://www.agri.ohio.gov.