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Air quality in local English-Catholic schools improved

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Air quality in local English-Catholic schools improved

By Phillip Blancher, Local Journalism Initiative ReporterThe Morrisburg Chief

Wed., Sept. 15, 20211 min. read

Early Newspaper

SOUTH DUNDAS – Local English Catholic schools got instruments and upgrades as section of a $6.8 million funding inititiative.

The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario upgraded 23 of its schools with main HVAC upgrades. This included St. Mary Catholic School in Chesterville, which got air conditioning for the final college. Five roof-high units and an increase to the building automation system used to be additionally section of that mission. Junior and senior kindergarten classrooms every got a portable HEPA filter unit, which is a provincial requirement.

St. Mary-St. Cecilia Catholic School in Morrisburg additionally got HEPA filter units for every of its kindergarten classrooms. There were no main upgrades to that college as it already has a college-vast mechanical ventilation system.

CDSBEO spokesperson Amber LaBerge told The Chief that all schools’ ventilation programs were inspected by a third celebration contractor and any deficencies were repaired.

But any other requirement of the provincial COVID-19 guidelines for schools is the addition of touchless water bottle refilling stations. LaBerge talked about that both St. Mary-St. Cecilia and St. Mary’s own two stations every so no extra ones were added.

“The board is additionally running building automation programs two hours earlier than and two hours after college students are in the building, and the contemporary air intake has been region to gain certain it meets ministry expectations,” she talked about..

Laberge added that inspections and filter changes were increased all the diagram via the board.

Ontario’s Ministry of Education outlined tranquil guidelines to increase air quality in schools in August, and offered an extra $50 million to fund improvements.

The CDSBEO got $4.1 million via the govt.’s COVID-19 Resiliency Infrastructure Fund and spent $1.4 million via its School Renewal and School Situation Development funds in its budget.

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Air quality in local English-Catholic schools improved