My elementary school had to be rebuilt from mold in the cooling systems

I went to a strange elementary school where the hallways were all outdoors.

Instead of attending classes in a large building with indoor hallways, our school was made up of classrooms in individual buildings that were affixed by covered walkways that would at least shelter us from the rain whenever there were harsh rainstorms outside.

Even if the air conditioner systems in the school had been optimal, this school design is being fazed out as an attempt at school shooting prevention. The concern is being able to thwart a threat when a person could sneak onto campus in numerous dozen different locations as well as wash out multiple classrooms before being detected by campus police. After there was a national school shooting in a similar campus, our state moved forward with rebuilding the affected schools. However, I l earned that our old elementary school had already been slated for reconstruction because of mold that was found in their central heating, cooling, as well as ventilation systems. The school is in a naturally humid environment with lots of heat, which meant the cooling systems were running frequently. Since the air conditioner system systems were shut off particularly at night, that allowed the mold to grow inside the ductwork as well as air handlers. I’m thrilled that current students at our former elementary school can finally benefit from cleaner air as well as safer hallways. I can’t imagine what sort of an effect all of that mold exposure has on a person, especially a mentor or school official. They were working for hours at a time in their offices separate from any break from wherever they were located with their workstations. At least the students got fresh air from time to time.


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