Petaluma City Schools | BP 3511.1 Business and Noninstructional Operations
Integrated Waste Management
The Board of Education believes that the conservation of natural resources and the protection of the environment are connected to the district's educational mission and are essential to the health and well-being of the community. The Superintendent or designee shall develop integrated waste management program that incorporates the principals of green school operations.
(cf. 0100 - Philosophy)
(cf. 3510 - Green School Operations)
(cf. 3511 - Energy and Water Conservation)
(cf. 3514 - Environmental Safety)
(cf. 3514.2 - Integrated Pest Management)
The district's program shall include specific strategies designed to help the district reduce solid and hazardous waste generation, improve efficiency in its use of natural resources and minimize the impact of such use on the environment. The program shall address all areas of the district's operations, including, but not limited to, procurement, resource utilization, and facilities management practices.
(cf. 3300 - Expenditures and Purchases)
(cf. 3517 - Facilities Inspection)
The Superintendent or designee may collaborate with city, county and state agencies and other public or private agencies in developing and implementing the district's integrated waste management program.
(cf. 1400 - Relations Between Other Governmental Agencies and the Schools)
(cf. 7131 - Relations With Local Agencies)
The Superintendent or designee shall make every effort to identify funding opportunities for the district's integrated waste management program including applying for available grants or other cost-reducing incentives.
To the extent that funding permits, the Superintendent or designee shall provide appropriate educational training opportunities to students and staff regarding the benefits and methods of conserving natural resources and protecting the environment.
(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)
(cf. 4231 - Staff Development)
(cf. 4331 - Staff Development)
(cf. 6142.5 - Environmental Education)
(cf. 6142.93 - Science Instruction)
The Superintendent or designee shall regularly monitor all aspects of the district's integrated waste management program and shall provide an update to the Board on its effectiveness as necessary.
8700-8707 Environmental education
17070.96 Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act of 1996, consideration of high performance standards
17072.35 New construction grants; use for designs and materials for high performance schools
32370-32376 Recycling paper
33541 Environmental education
PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE
25410-25421 Energy conservation assistance
40050-40063 Waste management; integrated waste management
41780 Waste diversion
42620-42622 Source reduction and recycling programs
42630-42647 School site source reduction and recycling
42649-42649.7 Recycling of commercial solid waste
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 14
17225.12 Commercial solid waste
California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery: http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/ReduceWaste/Schools
California Division of State Architect: http://www.dgs.ca.gov/dsa
California Energy Commission: http://www.energy.ca.gov
California Environmental Protection Agency: http://www.calepa.ca.gov
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: http://www.epa.gov
Policy PETALUMA CITY SCHOOLS
adopted: June 25, 2002 Petaluma, California
revised: March 8, 2016