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Although research is ongoing, consensus has emerged about the importance of ventilation in reducing the chance that the virus will spread. The district will begin running all systems 3 hours prior to student arrival to push additional clean air in and increase circulation.  

Fresh air adds additional safety to spaces and should be maximized where possible. To improve ventilation further at the level of individual rooms, the following procedures should be followed in setting up classrooms:

  • Open every operable window 4 inches (code-maximum) unless weather/conditions outside make open windows unsafe. If the classroom gets too cold, only open two windows (if more are operable).
  • Open hallway doors if it is safe to do so. If the classroom has a door to the outdoors (i.e. a fenced in playground), keep the door open if it is safe to do so.
  • Whenever possible, keep the door to the hallway or an enclosed outdoor area open unless student safety is an issue.