315 129th Street South, Tacoma, WA 98444 | (253) 298-3000

Public Notices

Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act Notice (AHERA)

In accordance with the Federal Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), Franklin Pierce Schools notifies parents, teachers, and other employees each year of the availability of Asbestos Management Plans and actions the District is taking to maintain asbestos containing materials in its buildings.

The District has conducted an initial inspection of all school buildings for the purpose of identifying asbestos-containing building material and a management plan detailing the findings of the inspection was developed for each building. Since then, appropriate actions have been taken to ensure that asbestos containing materials are removed, repaired, encapsulated, or enclosed as necessary.

A periodic surveillance of asbestos-containing materials is conducted every six months and a complete reinspection of each school building is conducted every three years.

The Asbestos Management Plan includes the results of each periodic surveillance and the most recent reinspection as well as documentation of asbestos related activities. The Asbestos Management Plan is maintained and available for review in the administrative office of each school or at the Jo Anne Matson Administrative Center at 315 129th Street South in Tacoma, WA 98444.

If you would like additional information regarding the District’s  Director of Support Services, Robin Heinrichs, at 253-298-4601 or rheinrichs@fpschools.org.

Destruction of School Records Notice

Franklin Pierce Schools 402 hereby gives notice that Special Education records no longer needed to provide educational services to individuals with disabilities who were enrolled in the district as a student and left the district during the 2011-2012 school year, will be destroyed by shredding.  If you would like to obtain a file before destruction, you must contact Franklin Pierce Schools, Learning Support Services before August 31, 2018.  In accordance with Federal Regulation 34 CFR 300.624 and Washington Administrative Code (WAC 392-172A-05235) and FERPA.

Gun-Free Zones

It is a violation of district policy and state law for any person to carry a firearm or dangerous weapon on school premises, school-provided transportation, or areas of other facilities being used exclusively for school activities unless specifically authorized by state law. Carrying a dangerous weapon onto school premises, school-provided transportation, or areas of other facilities being used exclusively for school activities in violation of RCW 9.41.280 is a criminal offense.

The superintendent is directed to see that all school facilities post “Gun-Free Zone” signs and that all violations of this policy and RCW 9.41.280 are reported annually to the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

To view the complete "Regulation of Dangerous Weapons on School Premises" Policy (No. 4210), please click here.

Special Education Procedural Safeguards Notice

Title I Parent Request of Professional Qualifications Notice

Parents of students attending any Title I school in the district, which is all elementary schools in the district, may request to see the professional qualifications of their student's classroom teacher(s). Any parent wishing to do so should contact the Human Resources department at (253) 298-3082.

Tort Claim Notice

Washington State law (Chapter 4.96 RCW) requires a Standard Tort Claim Form to be submitted when filing a tort claim against the Franklin Pierce School District. Standard Tort Claim Forms cannot be submitted electronically (via e-mail or fax) but must be mailed or delivered to the address noted in this Standard Tort Claim Form packet. Please read all of the information in the packet before completing and presenting your Standard Tort Claim Form.

For additional details, including the form, please click HERE.