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Hazardous Material Abatement

Lead Testing in Our Schools

girls drinking water in California schools
In February of 2018, Vacaville Unified and the City of Vacaville used an independent consulting firm to test all 17 VUSD school sites for lead. The results of the 2018 testing showed that all 17 sites had lead levels lower than 15 parts per billion which is the actionable level established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

2018 Water Testing Results


Max Detected Lead Level (ppb)

Action Needed

Alamo Elementary < 5 NO
Browns Valley Elementary < 5 NO
Cooper Elementary < 5 NO
Country High 6.2 NO
Edwin Markham Elementary 6 NO
Elise P. Buckingham Charter High < 5 NO
Ernest Kimme Charter Academy < 5 NO
Eugene Padan Elementary < 5 NO
Fairmont Charter Elementary < 5 NO
Hemlock Elementary 13 NO
Jean Callison Elementary  < 5 NO
Orchard Elementary  10 NO
Sierra Vista K-8 5.8 NO
Vaca Pena Middle < 5 NO
Vacaville High  5.7 NO
Will C. Wood High < 5 NO
Willis Jepson Middle < 5 NO


Lead Prevention Resources

Lead and Asbestos in Building Materials

Public schools have distinct regulatory requirements to protect school children and school employees from asbestos exposure. Vacaville Unified complies with the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA)  established by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

If hazardous materials are ever identified during school modernizations, Vacaville Unified contracts with licensed hazardous material abatement companies to ensure that materials are handled and disposed of properly and in accordance with state and federal laws.

Bond Measures V and A have provided VUSD with funds to continuously remove hazardous materials from our older schools.