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 Dep...