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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

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instructions district iaq headlines powerpoint presentation
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:
      • The district’s overall IAQ headline
      • Key strategies to address IAQ
      • Accomplishments
      • IAQ reach and scope of work
      • IAQ resources
      • IAQ impact, what the Healthy Schools Coalition contributes toward your IAQ
      • 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 Healthy Schools Coalition. Special thanks to our support team in our district, including superintendent Mr. Manney Moore, Mr. Donald Frazier, and Mr. Carroll Hoaglan.

Mr. Manney Moore, Director 305 Hedrick Drive Newport, TN 37821(423) 623-7821 or (423) 623-7179FAX (423) 625-3947

key strategies used to address iaq
Key strategies used to address IAQ

4- Place signage outside each building that no idling of engines. This is with in a 30’ distance of the buildings

Prevent seepage of CO into the building structure from outside sources. Low cost and easy to implement.

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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.

what has been done well list 1 311
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.

our impact in schools list 1 3
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

SPECIAL THANKS….

To our Healthy School Environments and Indoor Air Quality representatives Mr. Benton Starks, 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. Dana Bidden, The Richmond County School System Board of Education Members and the Department of Maintenance and Facilities.

RCSS

IAQ Express

Get On

Board

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What has been done well (list 1-3)

RichmondCounty 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)

RichmondCounty 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)

RichmondCounty 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.

what has been done well
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
the district s iaq impact and scope of work
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

iaq resources we use
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.

what has been done well list 1 326
What has been done well (list 1-3)

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

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)

We use three strategies to combat poor Indoor Air Quality. They work the best when they all are implemented at the same time.

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

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 Committee.

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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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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

What has been done well
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

NEISD’s IAQ Out Reach
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Case StudyElementary Campuses:like building age, socioeconomics, area, attendance %

Aug/SeptOctNovDecJanFebMarch

32

27

9

16

46 28

Inspection Walkthrough

Facilities Maintenance Custodial intervention

case study effect of ventilation air
Case StudyEffect of Ventilation Air

Without vent fan

With vent fan

iaq resources we use41
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

IAQ resources we use
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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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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.

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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.

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What has been done well (list 1-3)
  • Created a IAQ Management Program Design Committee to develop IAQ Program with specific goals and deadlines
  • Learned from other Districts and obtain feedback and determine which pieces fit with stakeholders
  • 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)
  • Faculty School District – Baltimore County Public Schools.
  • EPA Region 3 – Cristina Schulingkamp.
  • 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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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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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

the district s iaq reach and scope of work
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
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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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

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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 TITLE HERE

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

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What has been done well (list 1-3)

See examples below in the comment section

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Our impact and scope in schools (list 1-3)

See examples below in the comment section