Friday, January 27, 2006

Task Force Report Online

Below is a link to the final report of the Task Force on Air Quality at Arbor Heights Elementary School. It was presented to the community on January 19, 2006 at the school:

Task Force Final Report (pdf)

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Task Force Final Report - Jan. 19th Meeting

At our PTSA meeting on January 19, 2006, the Task Force dealing with air quality issues at Arbor Heights gave its final report. Richard Staudt presented the report. Dr. David Anderson was also present. Both spoke and answered a few questions.

It was disappointing to hear there is more water under rooms 16 and 17 again, but there are measures under way to identify the water source and to fine tune the moisture sensors under those rooms (the water was not detected by the sensors, but was found by Dr. Anderson on the day of the meeting).

I hope to have the task force report available here shortly. - Mark

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Task Force Update, 1-17-06

This was just sent out to the email list of those interested in the air quality issues at Arbor Heights:


Work done to remediate the environmental problems at Arbor Heights is now complete, and we'd like to have a meeting with the concerned people of the Arbor Heights community to report on what has been done to address the environmental issues at our school, what will be done to ensure that the school stays safe, and answer your questions. Many of you know we tried to have this meeting in December. Unfortunately, it coincided with the one day this winter we've had snow here in Seattle; all Seattle school after-school activities were cancelled, so in the interest of safety, we cancelled our meeting as well.

We have rescheduled the meeting for our PTSA meeting this Thursday, January 19th at 7:00 PM. Task force members, as well as district folks, Dr. Anderson, and (I believe) one of our physicians with mold expertise will be on hand to present the work that was done and answer questions.

Thanks for your interest and support during this effort. I hope to see many of you there.

--E. Joe Sharp
Parent Representative Arbor Heights Environmental Task Force