SVEC Indoor Air QualityUpdate

SVEC Indoor Air QualityUpdate

We have been informed that a lawsuit has been filed regarding previous indoor air quality concerns at Sky Valley Education Center (SVEC).

Air quality concerns at SVEC, including potential polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) contamination, were first raised during the 2013-2014 school year. In compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency's guidelines, we identified and cleaned all potentially affected fixtures. Since then, we have aggressively and proactively worked to address all possible air quality concerns, including PCBs, at SVEC. This includes:

  • engaging numerous environmental consulting agencies to perform advanced indoor air quality testing,
  • ensuring consistent compliance with all relevant state and federal laws, and
  • replacing and retrofitting aging portions of the building as needed.
Last year, we temporarily restricted access to a few spaces in the facility while additional testing and updates were completed, in order to ensure the absolute safety of our students and staff. We have been transparent about our efforts and have provided regular updates to the SVEC community regarding the many steps we have taken to address concerns. Our number one priority and commitment is the safety of our students and staff and we continue to comprehensively monitor the air quality within the facility, even after recent testing has indicated no detectable levels of PCBs.

Official test results can be found on our BoardDocs website. Please direct all media inquiries to our legal team at pkb@pattersonbuchanan.com.