Statement and responses to WXXI Connections show

Posted by Nancy Wayman on 1/14/2022

  • Multiple maintenance, HVAC, and environmental air quality hygiene professionals have conducted air quality tests in the classroom Mr. Sanderson notes. The professionals that PCSD engaged all conducted tests using calibrated instruments and followed standardized procedures. All results were within State Education Department and OSHA guidelines. It was determined that airflow, while adequate, could be improved. In the spirit of continuous improvement, we continue to perform multiple adjustments, to enhance air turnover.

  • Repeated testing showed that this classroom’s air quality was always well within standards and guidelines set by New York State Education Department and OSHA guidelines.

  • Recently, our testing showed that we are even within the most stringent guidelines as set by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers.

  • NYS school districts are unable to use do-it-yourself air purifiers that were discussed on the program because they are not tested or certified to meet fire and health codes. It was also noted that a local private school is using a do-it-yourself air purifier. Public schools and private schools are governed by different guidelines.


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