San Eli is Creating Healthier Learning Spaces Through Enhanced Indoor Air Quality
SAN ELIZARIO, TEXAS – The San Elizario Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the installation of a needlepoint bipolar ionization product, which is a new air purification unit, at all of its campuses and district offices. This is the latest safety measure the San Elizario ISD is taking to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Other safety measures already in place include social distance markings, signage, thermal scanners, plexiglass shields for reception areas, hand sanitizing stations, teacher desk shields, sneeze guards for elementary students, face shields for middle school and high school students and teachers. Jesus Martinez, the Director of Support Services, states "It is comforting to know that the school district is continuously looking for ways to improve mitigation efforts to combat COVID-19 and safeguard students and staff."
"The installation of Needle Point Bi-Polar Ionization (NPBI) devices in HVAC units will improve the indoor air quality by cleaning the air inside district buildings. This patented technology is currently used in airports, schools, universities, stadiums, and other industries to purify indoor air and help reduce pathogens, this is exciting" states Martinez. The installation will help improve the indoor air quality (IAQ) throughout campuses and district facilities by reducing airborne particles such as dust, allergens, and pollen, which will also help reduce pathogens such as viruses, mold spores, and bacteria.
The system is projected to cost the San Elizario ISD approximately $305,165.00, which will be completed from the remaining funds on the Series 2015 bond proceeds. The installation will start at the beginning of October at the district's elementary schools and then proceed to the secondary campuses.