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Tates Creek administrator issues statement on air quality problems at school

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Posted at 9:12 PM, Oct 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-10 21:15:33-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Tates Creek High School teachers received an email notifying them of improvements in the school's air quality, following high levels of carbon dioxide due to HVAC issues.

The issue was revealed in August. Spokesperson Lisa Deffendall says that the week before Labor Day, their maintenance department determined that the air make up units were down in one area of the building. After repairs were completed, they did see a reduction in carbon dioxide levels, however, there are six air make up units in that part of the building and they continued to have issues with them.

Now, all problems appeared to be fixed.

"Thank you for your support and patience as we work through the issues with air quality in our building. I'm writing to follow up on yesterday's communication and am happy to report that I have received confirmation that repairs are complete and the three air make up units that were down are working and functioning properly. This means that all six air units are now working and functioning properly in that part of the building and we expect to see a rapid improvement. "