Practices and Procedures
How is this done?
- On a regular basis, the Kyrene School District Facilities Department performs random testing of air quality, including a test for mold spores.
- Kyrene owns several pieces of air quality testing equipment.
- We contract for equipment calibration quarterly and test results as needed.
What happens when signs of mold are found?
- On an on-going basis, Facilities Technicians inspect all schools and district facilities for signs of mold.
- If signs of mold are found, remediation is accomplished by trained professionals.
- Remediation means the removal of contaminant for the general protection of human health.
- During the remediation process the affected area has a containment built around them which is kept under negative pressure, so that no other areas of the building or its occupants are exposed to mold spores.
- During the demolition of the affected area all debris is placed in sealed bags and taken to an approved dump site. Debris is never disposed of on our property.
- After demolition of affected areas, Health Effects Group does air quality tests for mold spores inside the containment areas to insure all mold has been removed.
- Once Health Effects Group receives the lab analysis showing negative results for airborne mold spores the containments are taken down so final work can begin.
- The School District “anticipates” when certain capital improvement projects related to air quality are needed and schedules them strategically to keep all our facilities in the best possible condition.
- Projects are designed with the highest quality of products and equipment to keep facilities safe and learning environments productive.
- Hospital-quality roofing systems are installed to minimize exposure to water.
- The Facilities Department maintains an aggressive replacement schedule that allow for heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems to be replaced before failure occurs.
Last Modified on June 20, 2019