COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 74

May 24, 2002

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Indoor Air Quality Workshops

 

The Virginia Department of Health received a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide training to school personnel on indoor air quality and how to use the EPAs Tools for Schools self-help kit. The Department of Education has joined with the Medical College of Virginia and the American Lung Association of Virginia to provide this training at four locations throughout the state. These four workshops will be held between June 18, 2002, and June 27, 2002, at the locations listed on the attached registration form.

 

The Tools for Schools kit will be provided to personnel in each school division who attend the training session and it will be used as the workbook for the training. The workshop is directed at the technicians in each school division who are in charge of the maintenance of the HVAC systems and the administrator who will carry out the program. There is no limit on the number of individuals who may attend from each school division, but there are a limited number of spaces at each site that will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is no charge for school division personnel to attend this workshop, but individuals attending must register to reserve a place as well as a box lunch. Since there is a cost to the hosting agencies associated with registration, we ask that the Department of Health be notified or a substitute be selected if the original participant cannot attend the workshop. We do not want any spaces to go unused. Private schools are welcome to participate.

 

The attached course description and registration form should be completed and returned to the Virginia Department of Health as quickly as possible. If you have questions on the program, please call Hunter Barnes or A. K. Vijay Ramnarain, architectural consultants, Support Services at (804) 225-2035.

 

JLD/ya

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