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Nysmith School for the Gifted
13625 Eds Drive
Herndon, VA 20171
(703) 713-3332

Current Inspector: Nancy Radcliffe

Inspection Date: May 3, 2018

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
63.2 Child Abuse and Neglect
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Licensing requirements for independent contractors was discussed.

Today an unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted this morning at Nysmith School for the Gifted located in Herndon, between 8:45am -10:50am. There were 6 classrooms observed with a total of 50 children and 8 staff. The children were observed, doing puzzles, math activities, making an art project, leaning about life cycles , snack time and learning French. A complete inspection of the physical plant, children and staff records, fire drill log, medication and emergency procedures were observed during this inspection. Areas of non-compliance are identified in this report. If you have any questions, please e-mail me at Thank you for your cooperation during the inspection

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A
Description: Based on interview with director, the center does not have current documentation that each individual from an independent contractor has of a negative tuberculosis screening. Documentation of the screening shall be submitted no later than 21 days after employment or volunteering and shall have been completed within 12 months prior to or 21 days after employing or volunteering. Evidence: The current bus driver does not have documentation of a negative TB screening on file.

Plan of Correction: We are contacting the bus company and have their TB test done.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, hazardous substances were not being kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children. Evidence: Board cleaner, (keep out of reach of children) was located on a shelf in an unlocked cabinet in classroom 4.

Plan of Correction: I will make sure the cabinet is locked. Corrected during inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-H
Description: Based on observation, medication was stored in an area that is accessible to children. Evidence: Medication was located on a shelf in an unlocked cabinet in classroom 4.

Plan of Correction: I will remove the medication and make sure the cabinet is locked. Corrected during inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-290-3
Description: Based on observation, electrical outlets did not have protective covers that are of a size that cannot be swallowed by children. Evidence: Electrical outlets in classroom's 1 and 4 did not have protective covers.

Plan of Correction: I will cover them immediately. Violation was corrected on site.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-N
Description: Based on review of medication, the center did not notify the parent that the medication needs to be picked up within 14 days or the parent must renew the authorization. Medications that are not picked up by the parent within 14 days will be disposed of by the center by either dissolving the medication down the sink or flushing it down the toilet. Evidence: Child #1 had a medication on site with an expiration date of 12/17.

Plan of Correction: I will send the medication home today and get a new one.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-530-A
Description: Based on interview with director, there is not always someone trained in first aid, CPR and rescue breathing as appropriate to the age of the children. Evidence: The bus drivers are not trained in first aid, CPR and rescue breathing.

Plan of Correction: We are in the process of deciding how to best get this done with our contracted bus drivers.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-E
Description: Based on review of emergency procedures, the center did not maintain a record of the dates of the practice drills for one year. For centers offering multiple shifts, the simulated drills shall be divided evenly among the various shifts. Evidence: The center did not perform an emergency drill for the month of December 2017.

Plan of Correction: I will make sure they are done every month.

Standard #: 63.2-1720.1-A
Description: Based on an interview with the director, the center does not have current background checks, including Sworn Statement, Central Registry or Fingerprint for every employee. Evidence: The bus driver, does not have any background checks on file.

Plan of Correction: I will contact the bus company and have all the driver's complete the forms. School ends in a few weeks, it will be done before next school year begins.


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