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					        Instructions: District IAQ Headlines
              PowerPoint Presentation
During the 2010 Urban and Rural Healthy Schools Coalition (URHSC) Meeting,
each district will have the opportunity to present their District IAQ Headline

In order to prepare the presentation, it is necessary that someone from your district
briefly complete 1-3 bullets in the following pages that describe:
          1. The district’s overall IAQ headline
          2. Key strategies to address IAQ
          3. Accomplishments
          4. IAQ reach and scope of work
          5. IAQ resources
          6. IAQ impact, what the Healthy Schools Coalition contributes toward your
             IAQ
          7. Contact information

We will, then, compile the profiles into a slideshow presentation for the 2010
URHSC Meeting. Please email these slides by May        14th, 2010 to
ybowers@aasa.org

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EXAMPLE

          Aasa telegram and gazette


                 Healthy School Environments

   “AASA uses innovative cross-collaborations
          to address IAQ in schools”
                             SPECIAL THANKS….
                             To our Healthy School Environments and
                             Indoor Air Quality representatives Sharon
                             Adams-Taylor, Yasmin Bowers, and Lorene
                             Alba who are in attendance at AASA’s 2010
                             Urban and Rural Healthy Schools Coalition.
                             Special thanks to our support team in our
                             district, including Executive Director Dan
                             Domenech.




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          Cocke County Schools
                CLEANER AIR IS A BENEFIT WORTH THE COST




                                   SPECIAL THANKS….
                                   To our Healthy School Environments and
                                   Indoor Air Quality representatives Larry
                                   Blaazer and Paul Cogburn who are in
                                   attendance at AASA’s 2010 Urban and Rural
Mr. Manney Moore, Director         Healthy Schools Coalition. Special thanks to
305 Hedrick Drive                  our support team in our district, including
                                   superintendent Mr. Manney Moore, Mr. Donald
Newport, TN 37821                  Frazier, and Mr. Carroll Hoaglan.
(423) 623-7821 or (423) 623-7179
FAX (423) 625-3947

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Key strategies used to address IAQ
Complete 1-3 strategies                        Reason for choosing strategy
1-Monitor CO and CO2 levels with in the        To ensure the efficient operation of the
facilities                                     HVAC units and to verify safe levels of CO
                                               and CO2 within each building from
                                               outside sources.
2- Test Moisture levels within the             To ensure that the moisture level is < 50%
buildings                                      to combat mold within the facility
3- Change air filters on a regular basis.      To lengthen the life of HVAC units as well
                                               as cleaner Indoor Air Quality for
                                               inhabitants

4- Place signage outside each building         Prevent seepage of CO into the building
that no idling of engines. This is with in a   structure from outside sources. Low cost
30’ distance of the buildings                  and easy to implement.

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What has been done well (list 1-3)
                           Monitoring C0
                               and
                            CO2 levels




                           CLEANER AIR
                               IS A                Change of
      Quarterly moisture
                             BENEFIT               Air Filters
            tests
                           WORTH THE             on regular basis
                              COST




                             Signs placed at
                               all building
                           entrances regarding
                             idling of motors



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The district's IAQ impact and scope
          of work (list 1-3)
                        Improved
                      Communication
                        with in the
                          District




                       CLEANER AIR                Develop e an
       Pro-Active          IS A
                                                   Action Plan
        regarding        BENEFIT
                                              for implementation
      Asthma Issues    WORTH THE
                          COST                     and funding




                              Train
                      School Administrators
                          to recognize
                      symptoms of Asthma
                      and proper reporting
                           procedures                              6
The district's IAQ impact and scope
          of work (list 1-3)
                       Reduced
                     Absenteeism




                     CLEANER AIR           Collaboration
       Development       IS A
                                                and
            of         BENEFIT
                                             Contacts
        ction Plan   WORTH THE
                        COST               Nation Wide




                     Director of Schools
                            And
                      Other Personnel
                        Aware of IAQ
                          Pronlems


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IAQ resources we use (list 1-3)
                              System Personnel




         Removal of
                                                          Dust Free
            Lead
                                                      Cleaner Buildings
     Paint and Soldering       CLEANER AIR
                                   IS A
                                 BENEFIT
                               WORTH THE
                                  COST




                      IAQ                         Asbestos
               Tools for Schools                 Abatement




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    Tahlequah School news

    A Healthy Environment is a Learning Environment


Working to make a Difference
                           SPECIAL THANKS….
                           To our Healthy School Environments
                           and Indoor Air Quality representative
                           Terry Garrett who is in attendance at
                           AASA’s 2010 Urban and Rural Healthy
                           Schools Coalition. Special thanks to
                           our support team in our district,
                           including superintendent Dr. Shannon
                           Goodsell, Maintenance Director Mike
                           Swim and Energy Manager Phillip Bush.

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 Key strategies used to address IAQ

Complete 1-3 strategies       Reason for choosing strategy
1- Duct cleaning @ sites      To try to remove as many air
                              borne impurities as possible
2- Continue to gather air     To substantiate air quality
samples                       statements
3- Replacement of out dated   To provide higher quality air
HVAC systems                  movement @ more economical
                              utility prices to be purchased
                              with Qualified Zone Academy
                              Bond funds

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What has been done well (list 1-3)




 Air Duct Cleaning @
 Cherokee Elementary   Check of temp/relative
                       humidity & dew point




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The district's IAQ reach and scope
         of work (list 1-3)

  We have tested air quality in all of our
  school sites.


  We began a rotation of cleaning HVAC
  ducts two summers ago and are working
  our way through our buildings.


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 Our impact in schools (list 1-3)

The most noticeable impact is in teacher
attendance…. Particularly at one of our
elementary sites. A few teachers missed
consistently and claimed it was due to
“mold” in the school. After we cleaned the
air ducts, tested for mold and logged the
temp/relative humidity & dew point to show
we have no mold problem teacher
attendance increased…. And complaints
decreased…
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           IAQ Plans for RCCS
        Learning IAQ Today, Becoming an IAQ Leader Tomorrow


IAQ Program To Start in Richmond County Schools

 RCSS
                                 SPECIAL THANKS….
                                 To our Healthy School Environments and
                                 Indoor Air Quality representatives Mr.
                  IAQ Express    Benton Starks, who is in attendance at
                                 AASA’s 2010 Urban and Rural Healthy
        Get On
        Board
                                 Schools Coalition. Special thanks to our
                                 support team in our district, including
                                 superintendent Dr. Dana Bidden, The
                                 Richmond County School System Board
                                 of Education Members and the
                                 Department of Maintenance and
                                 Facilities.                             14
 Key strategies used to address IAQ
Complete 1-3 strategies                     Reason for choosing strategy
1- Develop an IAQ Management Plan           Allows us to use a tried and proven
using the plan model found in the IAQ Tfs   process in creating our IAQ Management
Action Kit                                  Plan

2- Build IAQ teams at the District and at   Assures District Executive support and
the On-site levels                          buy-in for the On-site IAQ Teams
3- Use the IAQ TfS Action Kits as the       Proven, practical and effective process
Cornerstone of our IAQ program              that allows us to start on the path to a
                                            successful IAQ program




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What has been done well (list 1-3)
            Richmond County School System IAQ Plan


 • Information gathering meeting with Regional
   EPA IAQ Tools for Schools Coordinator of
   Environment & Grants Section
 • Completed EPA IAQ Management Plan
 • Applied for EPA “Great Start Award”




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The district's IAQ impact and scope
          of work(list 1-3)
                Richmond County School System IAQ Plan


  To Be Scheduled Soon
• Start-up meetings with District Level Team Members
• Start –up meetings with Maintenance and Facilities Foremen
  and Associates
• Distribution of the IAQ TfS Action Kits to Schools and Facilities
Our IAQ Goal = E₂
• IAQ = A healthier learning Experience
• IAQ = A healthier learning Environment

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   IAQ resources we use (list 1-3)
           Richmond County School System IAQ Plan


• EPA TfS Action Kit
• IAQ Plans being used at other School Districts
  and School Systems (Best Practices)




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      Milwaukee Public Schools

          The classroom is the most important place in the district


MPS increases IAQ efforts.
                         SPECIAL THANKS….
                         To our Healthy School Environments and
                         Indoor Air Quality representatives Michael
                         Gutierrez who is in attendance at AASA’s 2010
                         Urban and Rural Healthy Schools Coalition.
                         Special thanks to our support team in our
                         district, including superintendent William
                         Andrekopoulos.




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 Key strategies used to address IAQ
Complete 1-3 strategies                    Reason for choosing strategy
1-Implement use of the IAQ TfS Kit with    Improves the current IAQ Team with
teachers and other school staff            representatives from various groups
                                           within the school district
2- Implement Vehicle Anti-Idling Program   Reduces or even eliminates vehicle
                                           exhaust inhalation




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       What has been done well:
MPS has held Health Fairs, inviting parents, students,
and neighbors.

Forty-two MPS sites that are currently EPA Energy Star
Rated

MPS awarded IPM STAR Certified School District




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 The district's IAQ impact and scope
                of work:
  MPS building engineers complete the IAQ TfS Kit annually
  On October 29 ,2009, MPS Hosted EPA Region’s 5
   Environmental Management Systems Workshop for facilities managers
   and other facilities personnel in the State of Wisconsin
  IAQ measures has been promoted to Partnership & Charter Schools




491 Emergency Care Plans were completed for students with Asthma
Over 500 pillow covers, grab its and spacers were provided to students
 with asthma
An increase of schools were rated as “asthma friendly” in their school
  practices (a score of 50 or better) after training
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         IAQ resources we use:

IAQ TfS Kit and the Taking Action & Ventilation Basics Video and
  the IAQ Walkthrough Video.
Fight Asthma Milwaukee Staff
City of Milwaukee Department of Health and Neighborhood Services
EPA Region 5




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Hastings INFO-Source
   Combating Bad Indoor Air Quality


 “Fixing the FUNK”
                    SPECIAL THANKS….
                     To our Healthy School Environments
                    and Indoor Air Quality representatives
                      Trent Kelly who is in attendance at
                    AASA’s 2010 Urban and Rural Healthy
                     Schools Coalition. Special thanks to
                        our support team in our district,
                    including superintendent Craig Kautz.


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 Key strategies used to address IAQ
Complete 1-3 strategies                   Reason for choosing strategy
1- Eliminate sources of poor indoor air   Poor IAQ
quality

2- Ventilate classrooms in buildings      Poor IAQ

3- Condition the Air                      Poor IAQ




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What has been done well (list 1-3)

1. Training staff on use and implementation of
   appropriate ways to eliminate the sources of poor
   IAQ.


2. Using high efficiency filters has been a key strategy in
   conditioning the air quality.




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 Our impact in schools (list 1-3)

1. As we have addressed poor Indoor Air Quality we
have seen a reduction in complaints and missed days
at work associated with poor Indoor Air Quality.




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  IAQ resources we use (list 1-3)
1. We use three strategies to combat poor Indoor Air
   Quality. They work the best when they all are
   implemented at the same time.


2. Hastings Public Schools focus on air quality has
   been an ongoing process to research pollutants in
   our schools to eliminate health problems for staff.


3. We use a combination of sources in addressing
   Indoor Air Quality.
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      Spokane Public Schools

   Spokane Schools Recognized During 2010 Tools for Schools Symposium



EPA Ruling: “Sustained Excellence”
                                SPECIAL THANKS….
                                To our Healthy School Environments and
                                Indoor Air Quality representatives Jason
                                Conley, Director, Safety, Security &
                                Transportation and Lynda Martin, Industrial
                                Hygienist who are in attendance at AASA’s
                                2010 Urban and Rural Healthy Schools
                                Coalition. Special thanks to our support team
                                in our district, including Dr.Nancy Stowell,
                                Superintendent; Dr. Mark Anderson, Associate
                                Superintendent of School Support Services,
                                Tim Wood, Director, Maintenance & Custodial
                                Operations, Spokane Educational Association
                                and the Spokane Public Schools IAQ           29
                                Committee.
 Key strategies used to address IAQ
Complete 1-3 strategies              Reason for choosing strategy
1-Open Communication                 Establishes trust to encourage the
                                     identification and reporting of issues
2- IAQ procedures and forms          Provides concise, consistent information
                                     for initial assessment of an IAQ issue

3-Site Visits and staff interviews   On-site visit provides Staff an opportunity
                                     to relay additional information beyond
                                     forms submitted.




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  What has been done well (list 1-3)

• Successfully upgrading the heating and
  ventilation systems of our 18 prototypical
  elementary schools.
• Fostered a climate of trust with our union
  members.
• A district-wide roving crew that emphasizes
  regular maintenance and filter changes 6+
  times per year.
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The district's IAQ impact and scope
          of work (list 1-3)
• 25 year—rolling modernization plan with an
  emphasis on building and maintaining healthy
  schools.
• Formal IAQ committee involving Safety,
  Maintenance, Custodial, Capital Projects,
  Architects/Engineers—all committed to IAQ problem
  solving/resolution.
• Development of a safety newsletter “The Safety Pen”
  distributed to every employee multiple times each
  school year.
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 The district's IAQ impact and scope
           of work (list 1-3)
• Air monitoring cart provides a visual presence
  of the IAQ efforts in our district.
• Health Services Director developed an
  emergency action plan for asthma and severe
  allergy students with the goal of providing a
  safe and healthy place to learn.
• Green cleaning chemicals—avoiding harmful
  toxins and odors.
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   IAQ resources we use (list 1-3)
• Microsoft Sharepoint Server software—for
  web-based IAQ project tracking.
• Department of Health air monitoring station
  (IAQ Equipment Loaner)
• Custodial backpack vacuums utilizing Four
  Level Filtration systems.



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        North East ISD
    Students affect school buildings: school buildings affect students


Learning Environments Matter
                                 APPRECIATION….
                                 To our District’s Environmental Health and
                                 Indoor Air Quality representatives
                                 Jerry Lamping, and Larry Fowler who
                                 are in attendance at AASA’s 2010 Urban and
                                 Rural Healthy Schools Coalition. Special
                                 thanks to our support team in our district,
                                 including Superintendent of Schools
                                 Richard A. Middleton, Executive Director
                                 Ron Clary, and Directors Diane Rhodes,
                                 Rocke Whitney, and John Trevino.
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 Key strategies used to address IAQ
Complete 1-3 strategies                    Reason for choosing strategy
1-Green Seal Approved Custodial Supplies   Reduce airborne VOC and particulates

2- High Capacity Particulate (MERV-8) and Reduce airborne VOC and particulates
Gas Phase Air Filtration Devices in Air
Handling Units of HVAC Systems
3-End of Year Classroom Preparation        Reduce classroom furnishings and
Requests to School Instructional Staff     materials to facilitate summer cleaning




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        What has been done well
• Investigations of Classroom
  IAQ Concerns

• Implementation of Green
  Cleaning Practices

• Incorporation of
  Computerized School Clinic
  Visits and Student Health
  Data

• Continuation of Asthma
  Education Program

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        NEISD’s IAQ Out Reach
• AASA Stories of Healthy School Environments
• ASBO International Green Cleaning Webinar
  Educational Sessions on IAQ, Asthma, or Wellness at
• 2010 AASA National Education Conference
• 2010 Texas Association of School Administrators
  Mid Winter Conference in Austin
• 2010 Texas Association of School Business
  Officials Annual Meeting In Fort Worth
• 2009 Texas Association of School Boards Annual
  Convention in Houston                             38
                              Case Study
                          Elementary Campuses:
          like building age, socioeconomics, area, attendance %
                   Aug/Sept    Oct        Nov       Dec          Jan        Feb   March

A. PRN Inhalers          7     60         79          73         20         16     32


B. PRN Inhalers        31      24         24          22         25         28     27


C. PRN Inhalers        13        5          9         12         13         14     9


D. PRN Inhalers        51      21         32          63         20         14     16


E. PRN Inhalers       136      143       123        176         106        46      28

                                Inspection Walkthrough
                                Facilities Maintenance Custodial intervention



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       Case Study
Effect of Ventilation Air

                    Without
                    vent fan




                    With vent
                    fan
                  IAQ resources we use
• EPA’s Tools for Schools and IAQ Connector
• AASA’s P O W E R F U L P R A C T I C E S : A Checklist for School Districts Addressing
   the Needs of Students With Asthma
• Federal Agencies’ Committee for IAQ
• Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Scientific Findings Resource Bank
  (IAQ-SFRB)
• CDC’s Asthma Friendly Schools Toolkit
• ASBO’s IEQ Advisory Group and Webinar
• Green Seal and GreenGuard Environmental Institute
• ASHRAE’s The Indoor Air Quality Guide: Best Practices for
  Design, Construction and Commissioning


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    DPS NEWS YOU CAN USE
 CREATING A SAFE and HEALTHY SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT FOR EVERY
      CHILD, IN EVERY SCHOOL, IN EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD!


DPS Building on the work of the
“EZ Breathers” to Improve IAQ
                             SPECIAL THANKS….
                             To our Healthy School Environments and
                             Indoor Air Quality representatives Anntinette
                             McCain who is in attendance at AASA’s 2010
                             Urban and Rural Healthy Schools Coalition.
                             Special thanks to our support team in our
                             district, including superintendent Gueyser,
                             Dr. Barbara Byrd Bennett and , members of
                             the District CSHC.

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 Key strategies used to address IAQ
Complete 1-3 strategies                 Reason for choosing strategy
1-Elimenate secondhand smoke exposure   District has had a 24/7 no smoking policy
                                        for years but the State has just passed and
                                        became law May 1, 2010 smoking ban in
                                        all public places. Good time to reinforce
                                        and re-educate students, staff and the
                                        community.
2- Clean up mold and control moisture   The voters approved a bond that allows
                                        for the building of some new schools and
                                        the renovation of others. Great
                                        opportunity to repair faulty plumbing and
                                        other moisture problems
3- Provide School-Based Asthma          School nurses are trained and well
education                               positioned to deliver the lessons

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What has been done well (list 1-3)

Our Best strategy has been utilization of school nurses and
our community partners to deliver asthma education directly
to students and families. (Open Airways, Power Breathing
and Puff City)




Full day staff development opportunities for school teams to
gain asthma information and develop individualized school
asthma management plans before leaving the workshop.

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The district's IAQ impact and scope
          of work list 1-3)
Distribution of Michigan’s Department of Community
Health’s asthma management resource kits to every
school.
Over 90 school teams attend a full day staff
development and development of their own asthma
management plans.

 Evaluation data shows a 3%DECREASE IN THE
 NUMBER OF SCHOOL DAYS MISSED DUE TO
 ASTHMA EPISODES.

 Seven percent decrease in emergency room visits.    45
  IAQ resources we use (list 1-3)

EPA’s IAQ Tools for Schools
Asthma Initiative of Michigan
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America –
     Michigan Chapter
American Lung Association – Michigan Chapter




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                          Philadelphia
                   Healthy schools in the news


                            Indoor Air Quality and Student Success

“The School District of Philadelphia and its stakeholders have collaboratively designed and are
ready to implement a World Class Indoor Air Quality Program for its 347 schools! This Program
supports “Imagine 2014’s” vision of operational practices that equitably support our educational
mission, maximize efficiencies, and minimize costs.”

                                                  SPECIAL THANKS….
                                                  To the School District of Philadelphia’s Indoor
                                                  Environmental Quality Design Committee and
                                                  representatives, Francine Locke and Kathleen
                                                  Maguire, who are in attendance at AASA’s
                                                  2010 Urban and Rural Healthy Schools
                                                  Coalition. Special thanks to our support team
                                                  including Cristina Schulingkamp, EPA Region
                                                  3, David Glassman, CIH and Baltimore County
                                                  Public Schools.
 Key strategies used to address IAQ
Complete 1-3 strategies                     Reason for choosing strategy
1- Use “lessons learned” from Faculty       Low cost, saves time and resources
Districts, e.g., already validated          without larger trial and error exercises.
walkthrough checklists and training
programs.

2- Provide in-depth EPA Tools for Schools   Allows each school to have an IAQ-savvy
training to IAQ Coordinators.               and confident individual who will try to
                                            resolve issues at the time and location
                                            they occur.
3- Communicate with stakeholders to         Keeps stakeholders comfortable and
ensure they are aware of the                trusting of District efforts– even when
implementation of temporary and             bigger items cannot be fixed immediately.
permanent resolutions to IAQ issues.

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  What has been done well (list 1-3)
1. Created a IAQ Management Program Design Committee to
   develop IAQ Program with specific goals and deadlines

2. Learned from other Districts and obtain feedback and
   determine which pieces fit with stakeholders

3. Selecting priority schools to focus on based upon stakeholder
   agreed criteria




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The district's IAQ impact and scope
          of work(list 1-3)
•Developed Centralized and School-Based IAQ Programs that will
service 347 facilities, 160,660 students, 23,976 staff.

•Developing a and tracking mechanism to identify the number of
concerns reported at each school; identify the category of IAQ
concerns reported per school and District-wide; and quantify the
number of concerns resolved and outstanding per year.

Impact
•Responding to and resolving all IAQ complaints as they arise.
• On average, the School District of Philadelphia responds to
school-based IAQ concerns within 24 to 48-hours of receipt.
•Will become a proactive program upon full implementation.


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 IAQ resources we use (list 1-3)
1. Faculty School District – Baltimore County
   Public Schools.
2. EPA Region 3 – Cristina Schulingkamp.
3. EPA Webinars and associated literature.




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       MCPS BULLETIN
  MAINTAINING AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE ALL CAN SUCCEED


MCPS: Building Partnerships in IAQ

                         SPECIAL THANKS….
                         To our Healthy School Environments and
                         Indoor Air Quality representative Sean Yarup
                         who is in attendance at AASA’s 2010 Urban
                         and Rural Healthy Schools Coalition. Special
                         thanks to our support team in our district,
                         including superintendent __Dr. Jerry Weast_.




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                     Key strategies
                  used to address IAQ
Complete 1-3 strategies                  Reason for choosing strategy
1-Developed systematic IAQ Program to    A systematic approach is more effective
address IAQ issues proactively and       and efficient
reactively

2- Secured senior buy-in order to gain   Funding to employ environmental
support and resources for IAQ Program    professionals and supply the necessary
                                         resources to implement the IAQ program
                                         is essential
3-Maintain a customer-service based      Knowing that both the student and
approach when addressing IAQ             administrator are our customers keeps us
                                         focused on our mission




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             What has been
            done well (list 1-3)
1 Ongoing implementation of our building
  maintenance plan program

2 Developed a systematic process to assess and
  manage over 500 portable classrooms

3 Gained support to ensure all school have been
  tested for radon



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    Our impact and scope in schools
               (list 1-3)
1    Annual customer survey of principals show 98%
     approval rating of the IAQ program

2    A 20% decrease in IAQ complaints indicate
     success in the proactive IAQ progam

3    More old and musty carpets were replaced with
     floor tile this year than any past year.


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    IAQ resources we use (list 1-3)
1   EPA, NIOSH, ASHRAE, AIHA, and other
    governmental/professional organizations for
    regulatory guidance and best practices
2   Environmental consultants and mechanical
    engineers


3   Other state and public school system websites



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                 East Valley School District

                Healthy Schools, Healthy Students

A healthy, caring learning environment has positive impact on student lives


                                              SPECIAL THANKS….
                                              To our Healthy School Environments
                                              and Indoor Air Quality representatives
                                              Kerri Lunstroth and Bobbie Cliff who
                                              are in attendance at AASA’s 2010
                                              Urban and Rural Healthy Schools
                                              Coalition. Special thanks to our
                                              support team in our district, including
                                              Superintendent John Glenewinkel,
                                              Assistant Superintendent Jan
                                              Beauchamp, and IAQ Coordinator
                                              Brian Wallace.

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 Key strategies used to address IAQ
Complete 1-3 strategies                       Reason for choosing strategy
1- Selected an IAQ Coordinator and will       To address two of our main IAQ issues:
   be forming an IAQ committee                sustainability and communication
2- Recruit and train IAQ champions for        Champions advocate and lead increasing
   each of our buildings                      positive participation of others in the
                                              building
3- Post “Ariel’s Air Quality Index” posters   Develops awareness about indoor air
   in each of our buildings                   quality and how it affects individuals




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      What has been done well
• Strong support from superintendent, board
  and administration
• Effective routine maintenance program
  focused on the health of students, staff,
  parents and community
• Asthma instruction program for students




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 The district's IAQ reach and scope
                of work
• East Valley School Board observed and supported April 26 as
  National Healthy School Day with a proclamation and other
  awareness activities
• East Valley Middle School is piloting the use of the local Air
  Quality Index
• “Ariel’s Air Quality Index” posters will be posted thoughout
  the district
• Submit an application to present at the Washington State
  School Directors Associations’ annual conference in
  November with a session on the role of superintendents
  and school board members regarding healthy
  schools/indoor air quality issues
         Our impact in schools
• Participated in a School Nurses’ Association
  Pilot evaluation program. Asthma students
  demonstrated an overall increase of 38% in
  knowledge and a 36% increase in skills from
  the pre-test to the post-test assessments
• Staff is recognizing how the Air Quality Index
  reading affects students at our pilot school.
  The trigger appears when AQI is in the upper
  30’s
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          IAQ resources we use
•   Urban Healthy Schools Coalition
•   EPA’s IAQ Tools for School Toolkit
•   Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency
•   Spokane Regional Health Department
•   Spokane Valley Hospital
•   and many others



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    WE ARE Metro NASHVILLE

        WE LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU



WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE
                    SPECIAL THANKS….
                    To our Healthy School Environments and
                    Indoor Air Quality representatives Harold
                    Finch and Louis K. Burnett who are in
                    attendance at AASA’s 2010 Urban and Rural
                    Healthy Schools Coalition. Special thanks to
                    our support team in our district, including
                    Superintendent, Dr. Jesse Register, Director of
                    Maintenance and Operations, Mr.
                    Thomas Hatfield and Senior Environmental
                    Tech, Mr. Don Crouch.


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 Key strategies used to address IAQ
Complete 1-3 strategies                 Reason for choosing strategy
1- Investigate complaints quickly and   If one complaint goes unaddressed, it
completely.                             could create additional concerns and
                                        extra problems.
2- Take air quality measurements to     We must document the conditions during
document conditions.                    our investigation to insure credibility.
3- Discuss findings and determine       Sometimes the solutions to problems are
reasonable solutions to identified      not immediately determined but through
problems                                discussion a solution is often available.




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What has been done well (list 1-3)

• When we receive a complaint regarding IAQ
  we try to work that situation to the
  satisfaction of the complainant so that they
  can see that we have made a difference in
  their situation.
• We try to follow up after the problem has
  been addressed to insure that we have
  satisfied the customer.
• Open-line communication                        71
   IAQ resources we use (list 1-3)
• Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
• Metropolitan Public Health Department
  (MPHD)
• American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and
  Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)




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  Our impact and scope in schools
             (list 1-3)
• Historical problems have been addressed
• We have evaluated most of our facilities and
  don’t have to start from scratch to begin an
  investigation.




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       YOUR CATCH PHRASE HERE


INSERT YOUR HEADLINE HERE
                  SPECIAL THANKS….
                  To our Healthy School Environments and
                  Indoor Air Quality representatives
                  _______________, _______________, and
                  ________________ who are in attendance at
                  AASA’s 2010 Urban and Rural Healthy
                  Schools Coalition. Special thanks to our
                  support team in our district, including
                  superintendent ___________, ___________,
                  ____________.




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 Key strategies used to address IAQ
                  See examples below in the comment section

Complete 1-3 strategies                Reason for choosing strategy
1-

2-
3-




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What has been done well (list 1-3)
       See examples below in the comment section




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IAQ resources we use (list 1-3)




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Our impact and scope in schools
                 (list 1-3)
      See examples below in the comment section




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