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District Looks to Utilize New Technology to Improve Air Quality, Reduce Spread of Viruses

While improvements were made earlier this school year to improve the district's HVAC systems at every building, the administration has been actively researching additional methods to further improve upon the air quality. Superintendent Dr. Ted Stec provided an update to the Board of Education about plans to begin using Bipolar Ionization (Electrostatic Filtration) next school year.

"Bipolar Ionization essentially wipes the air clean for most diseases, including COVID-19 and the common cold and flu. This means that even after the current pandemic concludes, we will have active systems in our buildings to combat other viruses, making for healthier staff members and students," Dr. Stec said.

He added the following,"Our parents and staff should know that we continue to do everything we can to make our schools as safe as possible. We don’t yet know what this pandemic will look like in the fall, but we must do everything we can to provide the safest learning environment for our kids."