The health, comfort, and learning environment of students and staff are important aspects of Des Moines Public Schools (DMPS) mission. Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a critical component of providing a healthy and comfortable learning environment. DMPS IAQ goals are as follows.

  1. Minimize indoor air pollutants, which will reduce the likelihood of health problems, including asthma, respiratory tract infections, allergic reactions, and other health problems.
  2. Control temperature, humidity, and ventilation associated problems, which will foster students’ ability to concentrate and learn.
  3. Prevent indoor air quality problems, avoid school closures, minimize liability risks, and foster a positive relationship among parents, teachers, and the school administration.

To meet these goals, DMPS has implemented an IAQ Management Plan that will monitor and improve the quality of air in school buildings. You may read the entire plan here.