Notice of Asbestos Materials

Notice to Parents, Students, Teachers, and Building Occupants

In 1986, Congress passed the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act(AHERA) requiring schools to inspect and identify any asbestos containing building materials(ACBM). Ridgway School District hired a certified building inspector to identify and sample any suspect asbestos containing materials.

The law further requires the school to have an asbestos management plan. Ridgway School District has an asbestos management plan available for review in the school district administrative office during regular business hours. Shane Ayer is our designated asbestos program coordinator, and all inquiries regarding the asbestos management plan and asbestos-related issues should be directed to Shane Ayer at (970) 626-4320 or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


March, 2020 - An asbestos inspection was conducted by Plateau, Inc,, an EPA & Colorado Certified Asbestos Building Inspectors, Management Planners, and Air Monitoring Specialists, located in Montrose, Colorado. Their findings were reported on April 3, 2020 and have been added to the asbestos management plan.

October, 2020 - The school maintenance staff conducted its periodic surveillance of the asbestos containing materials. None of the visible materials were reported as significantly damaged. This periodic surveillance will be repeated on 6-month intervals.