In compliance with the Federal Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) of 1986, the District maintains an asbestos management plan for each school. The health and safety of of our students, teachers, staff and visitors is of paramount importance. Learn more
School energy management programs play a vital role in reducing operating costs and improving classroom productivity. Typically, energy utility budgets are the second largest budget item for a school district behind teacher's salaries. East Side has effectively lowered energy operating costs while improving student and teacher performance by maintaining ideal learning room temperatures and improving indoor air quality. Learn more.
Healthy Schools / Integrated Pest Management
The Healthy Schools Act of 2000 requires all California school districts annually notify parents, guardians and staff of pesticides they expect to apply during the year. See the annual notification.
East Side Union High School District's Integrated Pest Management program has a goal to provide for the safest and lowest-risk approach to manage pest problems, with little or no pesticide use, while protecting people and property. Our program includes field-tested approaches that rely on pesticide use as a last resort. Prior to resorting to pesticides, staff rely on education, inspection, sanitation, behavioral practices, and mechanical pest eradication to correct problems and prevent recurrence of infestations. Learn more.
Storm Water Pollution Prevention
California has several Storm Water Regulatory Program Areas, with policy and regulatory oversight provided by the State Water Board. The State Water Board draws authority for storm water regulation from the federal Water Pollution Control Act (Clean Water Act) and from direction within the Clean Water Act which puts the framework for regulating storm water discharges under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit system. Cities and other jurisdictions that operate large and medium and small storm water systems as well as specific industrial activity sites, including constructions sites that disturb more than an acre of land, must apply for storm water permits.
East Side Union High School District's Storm Water Pollution Prevention program is a multifaceted approach to protecting the region's watersheds and aquifers. Learn more.
The management of water as a precious and vital resource is at the forefront of East Side's initiatives and behaviors. Water conservation on our school campuses is helping to reduce environmental stress on our region. In addition to reducing environmental stress on regional water resources, water conservation is also important to the District as a means of reducing costs.