By Mark C. Robinson
Wrangell Sentinel 

District will install air quality monitors in schools

 

October 25, 2023



The school district plans to install three air quality sensors to monitor temperature, humidity, noise, carbon dioxide, pollution — and even vape smoke.

The district can use the data it collects from the monitors in its request for state funding to repair and improve parts of the decades-old school buildings, including new windows, insulation, roofing, heating and ventilation systems.

The district received the sensors at no cost with a year of free monitoring under a program with the Alaska Department of Education and the sensors’ manufacturer.

“The company … reached out (to the Department of...



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