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Saturday, December 9, 2006

Westborough public schools honored for clean air

WESTBOROUGH

The Westborough school system is among seven districts nationwide to receive awards from the federal government for keeping air in the schools clean.

“EPA commends these award-winning schools for their remarkable progress toward safe and healthier learning environments,” Robert Varney, regional administrator of EPA’s New England office, said in a statement. “Schools that have indoor air quality management programs are seeing improvements in student health.”

“This award recognizes work that teachers, parents and administrators have done for the last several years,” said Les Olson, assistant superintendent for schools. “We are doing all we can to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.”

The EPA says indoor levels of pollutants may be two to five times – sometimes more than 100 times – higher than outdoor levels.

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