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Building Quality Notifications

Pesticide Notice

A Minnesota state law requires that schools inform parents and guardians if they apply certain pesticides on school property. State law also requires that you be told that the long-term health effects on children from the application of such pesticides or the class of chemicals to which they belong may not be fully understood.

The Pillager School District does not apply pesticides on school property unless all other measures have failed to control the problem. In the event that insect control sprays and dusts need to be applied, it will only be done when students are absent from the area, and will be out of the area until any spray and any odor has dissipated. If you would like to be notified prior to a chemical application, please contact Melissa Berry at the district office.


2020-2021 School Year Asbestos Notification

Pillager Public Schools has a stringent inspection and management program for all asbestos containing building materials. As a matter of policy, the district will maintain a safe and healthful environment for our community’s youth and employees.

Every three years, all buildings owned and leased by the district are re-inspected by an EPA accredited inspector for asbestos content. Every six months, all materials containing asbestos are surveyed. Any materials needing repair or removal are done so under our asbestos operation and maintenance program safely and responsibly.

The Pillager School District has a list of locations and types of asbestos containing materials found in our buildings. A copy of the asbestos management plan is available for review in the district office. Questions related to the plan should be directed to please contact Melissa Berry at the District Office.


2020-2021 Indoor Air Quality Notification

The Pillager School District is proud to be taking a leadership role in providing a safe, comfortable, and productive environment for our students and staff so that we achieve our core mission – educating students. Our school will follow the EPA guidelines to improve our indoor air quality (IAQ) by preventing as many IAQ problems as possible, and by quickly responding to any IAQ problems that may arise.

Good indoor air quality requires an ongoing commitment by everyone in our school because each of us daily makes decisions and performs activities that affect the quality of the air we breathe. Each room in every building will be evaluated for indoor air quality. Teachers, building engineers and administrators will be trained on IAQ factors.

Our IAQ Coordinator, Melissa Berry, will follow up on any IAQ problems you may have. Melissa has agreed to administer the IAQ Management Plan, which includes taking a team leadership role, coordinating emergency response, and serving as our information resource on IAQ.  Melissa may be contacted at (218)746-2102. The school newsletter will carry progress reports as we learn more about indoor air quality in our school.


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