Annual AHERA Notification

EPA Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) - Management Plans are available for inspection in the main office of all Princeton public Schools. Please direct questions to Gary Weisman at or by calling 609.806.4200 x 2050.

Annual Integrated Pest Management Notice 2017-2018

Dear Parent, Guardian, or Staff Member:

This notice is being distributed to comply with the New Jersey School Integrated Pest Management Act. Princeton Public Schools has adopted an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Policy and has implemented an IPM Plan to comply with this law. IPM is a holistic, preventive approach to managing pests that is explained further in the school's IPM Policy included with this notice.

All schools in New Jersey are required to have an Integrated Pest Management Coordinator (IPM Coordinator) to oversee all activities related to IPM and pesticide use at the school. 

Name of IPM Coordinator: Gary Weisman

Business Phone number: 609-806-4208 x2050

Business Address: 25 Valley Road, Princeton NJ 08540

The IPM Coordinator maintains the pesticide product label, and the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) (when one is available), of each pesticide product that may be used on school property.  The label and the MSDS are available for review by a parent, guardian, staff member, or student attending the school.  Also, the IPM Coordinator is available to parents, guardians, and staff members for information and to discuss comments about IPM activities and pesticide use at the school.  

As part of a school pest management plan Princeton Public Schools may use pesticides to control pests.  The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) register pesticides to determine that the use of a pesticide in accordance with instructions printed on the label does not pose an unreasonable risk to human health and the environment.  Nevertheless, the EPA and the DEP cannot guarantee that registered pesticides do not pose any risk to human health, thus unnecessary exposure to pesticides should be avoided.  The EPA has issued the statement that where possible, persons who are potentially sensitive, such as pregnant women, infants and children, should avoid unnecessary pesticide exposure.

Each School’s IPM plan is located on site and includes a list of pesticides used (past 12 months) and potentially used.

District Water Testing Results 2016

Water Testing at Princeton Public Schools for 2016 was done by New Jersey Analytical Laboratories (NJAL). Here is a summary of the results:

These samples are "first draw" samples, which means the water has been immobile for at least six hours in the plumbing.

1st draw Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs): 
Lead = 15 ug/L
Copper = 1300//L

Littlebrook School: 10 samples - no failures

Riverside School: 10 samples - no failures

Community Park School: 10 samples - no failures

John Witherspoon Middle School: 20 samples - no failures

Princeton High School: 25 samples - no failures

Johnson Park School: 10 samples - three (3) failures
Pavilion Fountain Tap, copper @ 1,520 ug/L
Staff Lounge Tap, copper @ 1,770 ug/L and lead @ 16.6 ug/L

These failures may be due to a number of situations. Corrosion of plumbing and fixtures are the main culprits. Most times the problems can be rectified by replacing the faucets at the problem location.

*Information provided by George Latham, NJ Analytical Laboratories
NJDEP Certified Lab No. 11005
380 Scotch Road, Suite 1 B, Bldg 2, Ewing, NJ 08628
Telephone: 609.737.3477