B-G Central School District tested for lead over this past 6 months in accordance with a new state law and instructions from the state Department of Health. Safety of our students and staff is always a priority at B-G. The district is abiding by the new standards and regulations set forth by the state and has been proactive in the past in testing for lead and other contaminants,
The requirements call for sampling to take place at all water outlets in all school buildings. More than 200 faucets and other water outlets will be sampled by school staff and sent to a laboratory in Cortland for testing.
The new state lead testing law requires all public school buildings that house kindergarten through grade 5 students to test for lead by Sept. 30. All public school building regardless of grade level must be tested by the end of October. Testing is required every five years under the new law, which was signed by the governor in early September.
Under the new state law, a school building is considered “lead free” if its results show lead in quantities of no greater than 15 parts per billion. The 250 milliliter samples must be taken from cold water outlets where the water has been motionless between eight and 18 hours.
Results are posted on the "links" above. If you have any questions, please call 967-6322.