Your voice can make a critical difference in making sure our schools have heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems that keep students and staff healthy.
Legislators need to know that schools across Connecticut are unhealthy, with mold, humidity, and poor temperature control. If legislators act now, federal funds could be available to fix our schools.
SB 288 – An Act Concerning Indoor Air Quality In Schools takes important steps to address these problems—but you need to act for it to pass.
CLICK HERE to contact your legislators and urge them to support this bill right now.
Even before the pandemic, sick schools were a problem that had grown so pervasive that many teachers were forced to go out on leave, and students were sent home sick due to mold and extreme heat and humidity in their classrooms. Concerns about sick schools have only intensified given the airborne spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Ultimately, student learning and performance suffers. We cannot let these conditions continue.
With the recent influx of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds into our state, we have the resources to improve the overall health and safety of any school facilities. There are opportunities to install, maintain, or repair heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, as well as remediate and prevent mold. Now is the time!
Legislators need to hear from you on SB 288 to ensure that Connecticut takes these critical steps towards making our schools and classrooms healthier places to learn and teach.