Student and staff safety are always the highest priority for the Facilities and Maintenance organizations.
The district attempts to address and prevent mold in our facilities by controlling relative humidity in the building envelope and by eliminating sources of water intrusion. Water leaks, roofing problems and mechanical breakdowns are handled with a high priority. Campus personnel are trained on how to respond to all water intrusion or mechanical problems to control and limit exposures to the best of our abilities and all maintenance actions are coordinated with the campus Principal.
When appropriate, an outside consulting firm specializing in Indoor Air Quality is contracted by Maintenance to investigate all air quality concerns and to recommend possible solutions to address and document the actions and goals. When results are complete, the campus is informed of the recommended actions (if any) and a timeline for corrective action is established. The report is then made available in the campus office.
All mold is removed either by in-house or contracted services, with the type of mold found dictating how it is removed. Some molds are very common to the environment (and harmless to people) while other types are more toxic and must be dealt with accordingly. In every case, the district uses trained professionals to abate and/or remove mold. Some individuals may have allergic reactions to certain types of mold – even nontoxic varieties. Rest assured however, the district makes every effort to provide a safe and comfortable environment in our schools!