2023 Lead Testing Results

Kearney School District has been conducting tests on the water outlets in all the school system’s buildings in order to ensure compliance with the standards established by the 2022 Missouri law known as the "Get the Lead Out of School Drinking Water Act” (RSMo. 160.077). 

The purpose of the law is to ensure that drinking water sources within Missouri schools contain no more than 5 parts per billion (5 ppb) of lead. This testing included all the typical sources of drinking water, including water fountains, bottle fillers, sinks, ice machines, dishwashers, outdoor spigots, etc. As part of our commitment to ensuring the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff, we are sharing the results of the recent lead testing of the water outlets at our schools and other buildings:

Fortunately, there were no water fountains or bottle-fillers districtwide that tested above the limit. Those outlets will provide plenty of safe drinking water for our students, staff members and visitors.

We are fully committed to maintaining a healthy and safe environment for our students, staff members and visitors. Therefore, we will continue to conduct regular testing and take proactive measures to ensure that our drinking water remains within the safe limits established by state regulations.

Lead contamination can have health effects, especially in children and pregnant women. Visit the federal CDC website for more information. If there is a concern about lead contamination, please contact your primary care provider and/or the Clay County Public Health Center at www.clayhealth.com.