Skip To Main Content

Toggle Close Container

Triggers Container

Toggle Schools Canvas

Toggle Site Info Canvas

Mobile Translate

Mobile Main Nav

Mobile Utility

Header Holder

Header Right Column

Header Right Top

Toggle Schools Canvas

Toggle Site Info Canvas

English

Utility Nav - Desktop

Header Right Bottom

Canvas Menus

District Canvas Menu

finder

school & Program

Site Info Canvas

spps

Get in Touch with

contact us

Saint Paul Public Schools, District 625
360 Colborne Street
Saint Paul
MN
55102

Telephone

Get In Touch Navigation

Search Canvas

Horizontal Nav

Breadcrumb

Indoor Air Quality

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the District has implemented strategies to help mitigate the airborne spread of the Coronavirus.  See the link below for details.
 

Reducing airborne Coronavirus transmission through improved IAQ

Providing a healthy and comfortable learning environment for students and staff is important to Saint Paul Public Schools. Maintaining good Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) across the district is a high priority.

IAQ MANAGEMENT PLAN 

Working with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its IAQ Tools for Schools Program, the District developed an IAQ Management Plan that will help monitor and improve the quality of air in all SPPS buildings.

The objectives of this IAQ Management Plan are:

  • Reduce the levels of indoor air pollutants through preventive measures such as routine maintenance activities, periodic building evaluations and inspections, and IAQ-specific policies.
  • Provide and maintain adequate air exchanges by maintaining ventilation equipment.
  • Respond to IAQ-related concerns and problems in a thorough and prompt manner, through investigation, documentation, and effective communication.

Read the Indoor Air Quality Plan

INDOOR AIR QUALITY ASSESSMENTS

All schools and administrative buildings within the district are routinely surveyed to identify IAQ-related issues. SPPS works with the Institute for Environmental Assessment (IEA) to conduct the surveys, which look at all occupied spaces including classrooms, offices, gymnasiums, pools, cafeterias, libraries, and auditoriums. The surveys are based on the guidance of the EPA's Tools for Schools, and were modified to include additional information pertinent to SPPS.

The district-wide surveys collect information regarding physical space characteristics, user-controlled elements like presence of space heaters, animals, and food, as well as information about water damage, mold, mildew, paint, pests, odors, chemicals, exhaust/HVAC equipment, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, temperature, and relative humidity. Sampling is conducted while spaces are occupied to ensure accurate measurements.

Issues that have been identified through the IAQ survey process and need to be addressed are prioritized based on the following criteria:

  • Impact on IAQ
  • Impact on comfort
  • Health and safety risk
  • Severity
  • Floor area impacted
  • Reports or concerns of health complaints
  • History of the issue 

View the 2022-2023 IAQ Assessment Results

CONTACT ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES GROUP

p

 

 

 

Indoor Air Quality/Energy Coordinator

Angela Vreeland, PE
Angela.Vreeland@spps.org
651-744-2651

IAQ Form

 

 

 

IAQ Concern Form   

Fill out the IAQ Concern Form above if you have concerns about indoor air quality.  

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION  

IAQ Management Plan

IAQ Assessment Results  

IAQ at Home