The School District of Philadelphia is excited to be a part of the 2013 US Environmental Protection Agency's School Health and Indoor Environmental Leadership Development Summit (SHIELDS) to be held in Washington, DC. Last years event was inspiring and helped bring stakeholders closer together to improve the District's environmental health program!
The School District of Philadelphia participated in the 2013 Indoor Air Quality Association's Annual Conference. The information gleaned from this technical conference will help to enhance our District's environmental health program and to support our goal of ensuring healthful school environments!
The School District of Philadelphia was named an "Indoor Air Quality Champion" by the US Environmental Protection Agency Region 3! IAQ Champions are recognized by EPA for their achievements in IAQ. They demonstrate an exceptional commitment to maintaining healthy educational facilities while institutionalizing comprehensive IAQ management practices.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Recognized the School District of Philadelphia with a National "Great Start Award" for Indoor Air Quality on March 9, 2011.
District staff can access their school's asbestos management plan by clicking "AHERA Reports" on the left side of this screen. Your email User Name and Password are required.
Office of Environmental Management & Service (OEMS)
440 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Thank you for visiting the School District of Philadelphia's Office of Environmental Management & Services' (OEMS) website. We hope you’ll find this website useful in learning about the District's Environmental Management Program. OEMS’ mission is to protect the health and safety of all School District students, teachers, parents, staff and community members by expertly and proactively managing environmental health and safety.
Francine Locke, MS
Since 2005, Francine Locke has worked for the District's Office of Environmental Management & Services. She is responsible for directing the District’s environmental program, including all environmental aspects of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP), and environmental projects involving Operations & Maintenance. In addition to directing the daily operations of OEMS, Ms. Locke designs environmental programs aimed at supporting student academic success through ensuring healthful and safe school learning and working environments. Some of these programs include Indoor Environmental Quality, Asbestos, Lead, Mold/Moisture, Universal and Hazardous Waste, Laboratory Chemical Management, and Safe Drinking Water. Ms. Locke's background includes working for the City of Philadelphia's Risk Management Division, and the US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety & Health Administration. Ms. Locke holds a BS in Biology and an MS in Environmental Health, both from Temple University. Ms. Locke has a close connection with the School District of Philadelphia, as she received her K-12 education from this District. Ms. Locke has two children who also attend Philadelphia public schools.
Jerry Junod manages the design and implementation of asbestos and lead projects for the Capital Improvement Program and other District Departments including Facilities & Operations and Information Technology. Mr. Junod ensures that asbestos abatement and lead remediation projects are expertly designed and executed in accordance with industry best management practice standards and regulations. Mr. Junod has a tremendous amount of experience in environmental regulatory compliance and program development, with over 20 years as a regulator and an Industrial Hygienist. Before coming to the School District of Philadelphia, he served as the head of the Asbestos Control Program for the City of Philadelphia’s Air Management Services, Department of Public Health. Mr. Junod also has extensive prior environmental construction experience in the private industry.
Michael Cooper is responsible for planning and executing AHERA compliance activities for the School District of Philadelphia. He has 13-years of experience managing Federal EPA-mandated AHERA 3-Year and 6-Month inspection activities. Mr. Cooper has worked for the School District since 2006, but was a consultant for the District for over 10-years. Mr. Cooper is a Pennsylvania licensed AHERA Building Inspector and Management Planner.
Kathleen Myers is responsible for managing the administrative operations of OEMS. Ms. Myers has been with OEMS for over 10 years. She is instrumental in ensuring that all regulatory documents are completed and submitted to the appropriate agencies in a complete and timely fashion, for issuing task orders to professional consultants for technical work, for reviewing and processing professional consulting services invoices, and acting as a central administrative support system for all OEMS staff members.
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440 N Broad St - Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone: 215-400-5213 Fax: 215-400-4751