Air filtration systems working to keep schools clean
Air purifiers installed
Springfield Public Schools over the summer utilized federal CARES Act funding to purchase air purifiers for each of its 22 schools. The air purifiers, which cost about $250,000, were installed at buildings prior to the start of school in the fall.
The iWave air purifiers are installed in heating and air conditioning systems and work to kill mold, bacteria and viruses and allow for clean air to circulate instead. The purifiers also work to reduce odors, allergens, smoke and dust particles.
The purifiers will help with the district’s mission to ensure safe and healthy learning spaces for students and staff when they return to school.
HVAC System improvements
In addition, the district recently made modifications to our heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems throughout the district to further aid in creating a healthier environment for our students and staff.
HVAC units now run from 4 a.m. to 9 p.m. and the amount of outside air that's brought into buildings has significantly increased. The district has also installed air purifiers and anti-microbial coated filters.