2016-17 Lead Testing Overview
In September 2016, New York State passed legislation requiring all
public school districts and boards of cooperative educational services (BOCES) to test potable water
systems for lead contamination. Should any elevated levels of lead be found, a district must then take
action to remedy the situation back to safe levels of less than 15 parts per billion (ppb).
In order to comply with New York State and the Department of Health, the Lackawanna City School
District followed protocol and tested potable water sources from all Lackawanna City School District
Buildings. Tests were conducted at the McKinley Administrative Building, Martin Road Elementary,
Truman Elementary, Lackawanna Middle School and Lackawanna High School.
The safety and security of
Lackawanna Public Schools' students, families, faculty, staff and community are the
District’s main priority. We are taking responsive action to ensure each water
source is in compliance with NYS water standards.
Please read the following lead testing documents, results, and updates: