Wed, 2 Feb, 2022
At yesterday’s public Board meeting, the Board of Trustees approved access to surplus funds to allow the Division to purchase a portable HEPA filtration system for every Division classroom. This initiative is part of our Division’s larger review of ventilation across all of our sites.
The request to access Division surplus funds to support this initiative has been shared with the Minister of Education for approval. We will provide an update to families once this request has been reviewed.
The health and safety of our students and staff is a priority for our Division. We continue to take steps to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission for students and staff. Measures include good hand hygiene, enhanced cleaning practices, the mandatory use of masks and well-maintained ventilation systems.
We recognize that ventilation is an important part of keeping staff and students safe.
We also have a number of safety and maintenance processes in place for our ventilation systems. These include:
Our Division will continue to review the procurement and installation of minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) 13 filters for school systems that can be retrofitted. We expect to provide an update on this work in the coming weeks.
Updated information will be provided to families once the request to the Minister of Education has been reviewed.
Read a letter for families from Superintendent Darrel Robertson.