In 1986, Congress passed the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA). This required schools to be inspected to identify any asbestos-containing building materials. In 1989, Yelm Community Schools had an initial AHERA inspection performed. Every three years, Yelm Community Schools is required to be re-inspected.
It is the intention of the Yelm Community Schools to comply with all federal and state regulations controlling asbestos and to take whatever steps are necessary to ensure students and employees a healthy and safe environment in which to learn and work.