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Policies » Section E: Support Services » EBBD: Indoor Air Quality

Policy Date: 10/18/2022

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Indoor Air Quality
In order to ensure that all school buildings have adequate indoor air quality, the Board directs the Superintendent to address methods of minimizing or eliminating emissions from buses, cars, delivery vehicles, and other motorized vehicles. The Superintendent may delegate the implementation of these methods to building principals. The Board encourages the Superintendent to utilize methods and recommendations established by various State agencies.

In addition to addressing methods eliminating emissions, building principals are directed to annually investigate air quality in their respective school buildings using a checklist provided by the New Hampshire Department of Education.

In support of this policy, the Superintendent is authorized to establish regulations and/or administrative rules necessary to implement anti-idling and clear air measures aimed at improving indoor air quality.

Water Quality and Access
The Board directs the Superintendent/designee, to take measures to limit lead exposure in school drinking water and ensure compliance with RSA 485:17-a, lll, and consistent with regulations and guidance of the NH Departments of Environmental Services and of Education.
Water stations in school buildings shall be installed in accordance with Ed Rule 321.18(h) relative to the number of drinking fountains required.

Legal References:
RSA 200:11-a, Investigation of Air Quality
RSA 200:48, Air Quality in Schools

Adopted: November 2, 2010
Revised: October 18, 2022