Date: August 23, 2023
This email outreach was sent to remind the school of the September 15, 2023, deadline to report to MDE the results of standard/routine samples that were collected during the 2022-2023 school year.
Date: August 11, 2023
This email outreach was sent to remind schools about flushing stagnant water in the school's plumbing system to avoid potential water quality problems during the opening week of the new school year.
Date: September 1, 2022
This email outreach was sent to remind the school of the October 1, 2022, reporting deadline for routine sample collection for the 2021-2022 school year.
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As of August 1, 2023, MDE has received and verified a total of 79,746 first-draw lead sample results from 24 public school systems, 247 nonpublic schools, and 17 charter schools.
Of the 79,746 first-draw lead samples, 3,720 (4.66%) samples exceeded 20 ppb (i.e., previous Action Level effective through May 31, 2021): 1,788 (2.24%) were from drinking water outlets (i.e., consumption outlets), 1,931 (2.42%) were from non-consumption outlets, and 1 (0.001%) was from outlets with unknown use (i.e., a use determination could not yet be made).
Of the 79,746 first-draw lead samples, 12,452 (15.61%) samples exceeded 5 ppb (i.e., current Action Level effective June 1, 2021): 7,634 (9.57%) were from drinking water outlets (i.e., consumption outlets), 4,816 (6.04%) were from non-consumption outlets, and 2 (0.003%) were from outlets with unknown use (i.e., a use determination could not yet be made).
The following tables present the above information in greater detail and will be updated as more data become available.
Summary of First-Draw Sample Results for Public Schools
Summary of First-Draw Sample Results for Nonpublic Schools
Summary of First-Draw Sample Results for Charter Schools
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Deferrals of Initial Testing
MDE has received 706 applications for a twelve-month deferral from initial testing, and, in consultation with MSDE, has granted approval to 702 applications. The remaining 4 applications did not meet the requirements for approval. MDE has received 122 applications for three-year deferrals in initial testing; no three-year deferrals were granted.
It is important to note that schools can no longer apply to defer the initial testing since all of the initial testing deadlines have passed.
Summary of Deferrals -- Update in progress
As of August 1, 2023, MDE has received 253 applications for waivers from testing; 61 have been approved, 116 did not meet the strict requirements for approval, and the remaining 76 are under review at this time.
Summary of Waivers -- Update in progress
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Period ending July 1, 2022
Period ending July 1, 2021
Period ending July 1, 2020
Period ending July 1, 2019
Period ending July 1, 2018
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For each standard/routine sampling event, the following documents should be submitted to MDE:
Forms Related to Elevated Lead Sample Results
If your school has outlets with elevated lead results found during a standard/routine sampling event, the following forms should be submitted to MDE:
For each follow-up sampling event (including required flush samples and follow-up post-remediation samples), the following documents should be submitted to MDE:
Public School Construction (PSC) #s
To find the PSC # of your school, hover over "Facilities & Maintenance" from the menu bar and select "Facility Inventory". Then select "Public Record Access" and use the search tool to find your school.
Charter School IDs
The 4-digit unique identification number portion of the Charter School ID can be found under "School #". This 4-digit unique identification number should be preceded by the 2-digit county code and a dash ("-"). The list of county codes can be found
Nonpublic School IDs
Click on the county in which your school is located. Schools are listed alphabetically with the corresponding ID number.
Church Exempt School IDs
- Click on the county in which your school is located. Schools are listed alphabetically with the corresponding ID number.
List of Approved Montessori Schools
- Schools are listed alphabetically (under each county) with the corresponding ID number.
If submitting waiver application(s) via email, please name the forms using the following format:
Name of form_name of school