After reading about recent cases of lead in the drinking water in Flynt, Michigan and Portland Public Schools, I would like to inform parents and staff how the Neah-Kah-Nie School District ensures drinking water in our schools is safe. All drinking water in our schools comes from Garibaldi, Rockaway Beach, and Nehalem Water Departments. All drinking water filters are regularly changed. The school district is in the process of testing all drinking water for lead.
If you have concerns about drinking water at a Neah-Kah-Nie School, please contact the building principal; Steve Baertlein, Facilities Director; or Paul Erlebach, Superintendent.