Model IAQ Plan in Schools

Introduction to the Indoor Air Quality
Management Plan Development Package

Target Audience

The Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Management Plan Development Package has been developed for Minnesota school officials. This package may be used by other parties as a resource.

Purposes

To assist Minnesota school district officials

    1. Develop an effective IAQ Management Plan
    2. Implement practical policies that protect the health of students and improve the teaching and learning environment
    3. Comply with Minnesota Statutes that require public schools have health and safety programs that comply with health, safety, and environmental regulations and best practices including indoor air quality management.
      1. Minnesota Statutes, 123B.595, Subd 4. Facilities plans. (a) To qualify for revenue under this section, a school district or intermediate district, not including a charter school, must have a ten-year facility plan adopted by the school board and approved by the commissioner. The plan must include provisions for implementing a health and safety program that complies with health, safety, and environmental regulations and best practices, including indoor air quality management.
      2. Minnesota Statutes, 124E.03, Subd.2. General federal, state and local requirements. (a) A charter school shall meet all federal, state and local health and safety requirements applicable to school districts.

    Overview

    An effective IAQ Management Plan can improve health, learning, operations, and public relations.  The Minnesota Department of Health has developed an IAQ Management Plan Development Package. This Package consists of four components:

    1. A ‘Model IAQ Management Plan’ that provides brief policies and procedures. 
    2. A ‘Tools for Schools’ (TfS) folder that consists of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) checklists that should be used to develop and implement an IAQ Management Plan.
    3. An ‘Appendices’ folder that includes additional guidance on developing an IAQ Management Plan.
    4. An ‘Attachments’ folder that includes recommended schedules and forms that could be used to implement an IAQ Management Plan.

    The IAQ Management Plan Development Package was created using the USEPA Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools Kit (TfS Kit), the Minnesota Department of Education’s annually published Health and Safety Letter’, information from existing Minnesota school IAQ Management Plans, and other MDH research.

    Acknowledgement

    The Indoor Air Quality Management Plan Development Package was developed by the MDH in collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Education. This project was partially funded by a cooperative agreement from the USEPA, Region 5. Minnesota schools, consultants, and service cooperatives helped to edit the Package.

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    Contents of Development Package

    Model Indoor Air Quality Management Plan (Word)

    Attachments

    Appendices

    Tools for Schools Folder

    The following documents are also available on the EPA's Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools Action Kit Web page.

Updated Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 09:16AM