Indoor Air Quality relating to Fragrance emitting devices
Products such as pesticides, air fresheners (including plug-ins), scented products (including candles), spray products, and other materials that may be a health concern, should NOT be used.
More information on Indoor Air Quality can be found online at https://www.epa.gov/iaq-schools and Texas Department of Health, IAQ Guidelines for Public Buildings 297.6 (b)
Building Inspections and Other Information To Know
Fire Marshal Inspections - Annually
Conducted at every campus during the summer.
In an effort to understand what must be done to keep our students safe, and to follow all fire codes, the Burleson Fire Department explains what is permitted and what is not permitted in this letter. It is recommended that all staff read the letter and follow their guidelines to avoid violations.
Before conducting a fire drill please email Pam Cannaday. She will contact the monitoring company and have them put your campus on "test".
Fire Risers and Backflow inspections - Conducted Annually
The following campuses can expect their Fire Risers and Backflows to be inspected in December:
- BHS, Bransom, Brock, Clinkscale, Frazier, Hajek, and Stribling
The following campuses can expect their Fire Risers and Backflows to be inspected in June:
- Academy at Nola Dunn, STEAM Middle School, and Centennial High School.
Fire Alarm Inspections - Conducted Annually
- Spring Inspections: Academy at Nola Dunn, Bransom, Clinkscale, Crossroads, Frazier, Hajek, Norwood
- Summer Inspections: BHS, BISD Stadium, Day Care Center, Hughes MS, Mound, STEAM MS
- December Inspections: Centennial HS, Brock
Boiler Inspections - Conducted every 2 years
- BHS and Bransom - Due in May
- Brock, Centennial HS, Frazier, Hajek - Due in Aug
- BISD Stadium, Administration - Due in Oct
Kitchen Fire Suppression - Conducted Bi-Annually
- All campuses - June and December
Elevator and Wheelchair Lifts - Annually in July
- BHS, BISD Stadium, Centennial HS, Mound, and the Academy at Nola Dunn
Underground Storage Tanks - Annual line inspection in August
Asbestos Inspections - Conducted every 6-months in January and July
Asbestos 3-year Re-Inspections - All campuses every 3-years
Gas Line Testing - Conducted every 2 years by our plumbers
Fire Extinguishers - Conducted annually
Playgrounds and playground equipment are inspected every Monday by our grounds crew.
Information for Staff
Service, Maintenance and Capital Definitions
Two key distinctions to help differentiate a project from maintenance are:
- Projects typically require planning, professional engineering, permitting, and State inspection.
- Projects are individually funded, whereas Maintenance is typically funded by an annual budget
Definition of "Facilities Maintenance"
Requires a Work Order
Maintenance activities include keeping spaces, structures and infrastructure in proper operating condition in a routine, scheduled, or anticipated fashion to prevent failure and/or degradation. This includes one-to-0ne replacement of components and systems not requiring professional engineering or permitting. Maintenance activities do not involve a change in space classification or space use.
Examples of facilities maintenance include:
- Basic custodial
- Routine exterior painting of buildings and interior painting of public and common
- General building
- Maintenance of building life-safety and security alarm systems, and systems such as heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, electrical and
- Pest control.
- Care of trees and shrubbery, lawns, sidewalks and snow
- Maintenance and repair of door locks and door
- Some repair of classroom
Definition of "Facilities Service Requests"
Requires a Facilities Modification Form
Facilities service requests are defined as work outside of routine maintenance that does not involve a change in space use or space classification, require professional engineering, or permitting. Facilities services will be performed after a facility modification form has been approved and a PO has been initiated for actual charges to be incurred.
Examples of facilities services include but are not limited to:
- Installation, service, and repair of certain departmental or laboratory equipment. Moving and furniture installation.
- Minor upgrades required to meet educational program changes not resulting in a change of egress path, reconfiguration of walls, doors or
- Limited installation of additional electrical outlets or
- Non-common area painting and carpeting and painting beyond the planned maintenance
- Cleaning and support services for some
Definition of a "Facilities Project"
A facilities project is classified as any construction or renovation activity that changes the function, use or occupancy of a physical space, or eliminates/relocates services, utilities or architectural components. Projects originate from the need to create, expand or alter a space due to program growth, changes in educational methods or program delivery, advances in technology, or the need to replace a space, structure, or system that has reached the end of its useful life.
Purchasing Equipment For Your Campus
The Maintenance Department's responsibility is to maintain playground equipment. Funds raised by PTO and Booster Club organizations for a particular purpose should be donated to the school for the District to make the purchase. This ensures that all purchases for individual campuses are in compliance with District policies, procedures, and contracts. The campus secretary will fill out a Facilities Modification Form and turn it into the Maintenance Department for approval before making the purchase.
Refer to the District's Purchasing Guidelines for more information.
Integrated Pest Management
Texas law requires all school districts to have an Integrated Pest Management program (IPM) and a designated IPM Coordinator. IPM combines the best available pest control tactics, with an emphasis on the least hazardous methods to effectively and economically reduce pests. By following the IPM strategy, we can reduce the use of pesticides and the cost of outsourcing pest control.
Do not bring pesticides of any kind into the building. Be aware that bringing pesticides into a building is illegal. We follow the Texas Dept. of Agriculture's Structural Pest Control's laws and regulations.
Teachers and staff can help reduce pests in classrooms by considering the following preventive measures.
- Restricting where food is eaten can prevent pests in the classroom. The tiniest of crumbs are food for a rodent or an ant. If you're feeding them they will soon be your pet.
- If food is an incentive in your classroom, keep it in closed containers until needed and do not leave it overnight in the classroom.
- Do not leave sweet drinks around. Even empty containers can attract pests.
If you have trouble with pests in your classroom, and you do not have a food source for them, please report it to your campus secretary. A work order will need to be generated to send to the District's pest control company. They will come out and take care of the problem. Our designated IPM employee will also inspect your classroom to make sure that there is no food source.
BISD does not spray for mosquitoes nor do we contract it out. Prevention is our best method for reducing the mosquito population. Our groundskeeping crew along with our IPM employee take the necessary action to prevent mosquitoes from breeding by removing their habitats.