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Air Quality Updates at WOX
about 1 month ago
Air quality updates.
GCPS is committed the safety or our students and staff. Regularly scheduled air quality tests are conducted during the warm and humid seasons to alert us of the possibility of mold or other airborne irritants. All official test results are posted here.
Good news, the most recent air quality tests show a "normal indoor fungal ecology." The official reports may be found at the link below. Thank you!
On July 30, 2018, LRC laboratories conducted air quality tests at the West Oxford Elementary School campus. All results indicated except three samples indicated a normal indoor fungal ecology. The three samples with elevated spore counts were found in hallway areas connected to the outside air. The spore counts in the hallways were lower than that of the outside air. we will continue to monitor and retest these areas. Below are links to the official reports and individual data for all samples taken.
PREVIOUS TEST RESULTS:
On Wednesday, September 20, 2017, an independent air-quality testing laboratory conducted tests of the air quality in 13 random locations throughout the campus. On Monday, September 25, we spoke with representatives from this company who confirmed that the official report concluded, “It is our professional opinion that the results suggested a normal indoor fungal ecology.”
There was one air sample taken in the hallway of building A that had a spore count higher than the outdoor air, suggesting a fungal amplification in this area.
While it is very good news that overall the school campus showed very clean test results, we will follow up with an investigation about the hallway in building A. This could include additional air and surface samples as directed by the experts at this independent laboratory. We will continue to monitor this carefully and address any results that show a potential danger to our students. Any updates will be communicated to you immediately. The official report for the September 20 testing is now posted here:
If you have any questions about anything related to this matter, please direct them to me. My contact information is listed below. Thank you so much for your continued support and patience as we strive to keep our schools as safe as possible for our children and staff.
By Dr. Stan Winborne, EdD