tested for lead in all New York schools
As part of a new state law to help ensure the health of students and
staff, the Fort Plain School District is testing drinking water
sources for lead contamination in both school buildings. The law
requires that samples must be collected from all faucets and other
sources of potable (drinking) water in school districts across the
state by Oct. 31 (Sept. 30 for primary grades) and sent for testing.
Sampling at Harry Hoag is complete and has been sent for testing.
Remaining samples from the high school building will be completed in
October. Testing is being done at a local, certified laboratory for
analysis. Test results will be posted on the district website and
notification will be sent to parents and guardians in any school
where contaminated samples are reported.
“We look forward to receiving the results of our most recent water
tests. The results will assist in our continuous efforts to ensure
the well-being of the children and staff in our schools,”
Superintendent of Schools David Ziskin said.
Most of the plumbing in both buildings has been replaced during
recent years. If any remaining faucet or fountain tests positive for
lead contamination, the district will immediately take it out of
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