School district receives EPA award for IAQ program
January 7, 2010
KELLER, TX — The operations department of the Keller Independent School District (KISD) announced at a December board meeting that their indoor air quality program has received an award from the Environmental Protection Agency, according to The Keller Citizen.
According to the story, the KISD has been monitoring indoor air quality for the past two years after the program was started by Operations Director Frank DiNella.
Department officials, using handheld monitors, test every classroom in the district on a regular basis as well as inspect schools where students have been sick or have received complaints from teachers or administrators, the story stated.
Dinella said: "Fifty percent of all illnesses are caused or aggravated by indoor air-quality issues."
Dinella also said that the district is planning to train indoor air quality personnel on how to reduce asthma triggers as part of a new asthma management training program, the story added.
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