Connecticut Foundation
for Environmentally Safe Schools


Archives 2005-2006

National Healthy Schools Day, April 24, 2006,
Contact Person: Diane Ethier, 860-928-3036
April 18, 2006: In recognition of National Healthy Schools Day, April 24, 2006, the CT Foundation for Environmentally Safe Schools (ConnFESS) will release its new 2006 Advocacy Checklist. [preview available above]

The 2006 Advocacy Checklist provides updated information regarding Connecticut laws that deal with environmental health issues such as pesticides, bus idling and indoor air quality. The checklist also suggests steps parents and school staff can take to assess how effectively a school is adopting and implementing its IAQ program.

From 2000-2004 severe mold contamination in three Connecticut schools: McKinley Elementary (Fairfield), Plainfield High School (Plainfield) and Staples Elementary (Easton) illustrated how poor management of IAQ issues (e.g. failure to replace a leaky roof) can cause serious health and financial consequences . . . [Complete press release here]

Archives 2004-2005

Leslie Reigns as Queen for a Day
by Erin Lynch
Wednesday, May 11, 2005: Charlotte Leslie, a longtime advocate for Fairfield's youth, received the Deanna O. Kiernan Award from the Fairfield PTA Council Monday night. The Deanna O. Kiernan Award is given annually to an individual who has made a significant contribution to further Fairfield public education. This award is given in memory of Deanna O. Kiernan, a former PTA Council president who, according to a PTA Council press release, "worked tirelessly to promote public education, [the] PTA and its objectives." [MORE]

Archives 2003-2004

August 2004: Healing Sick Schools

March 2004: Healthy High Performance Schools: An Innovative Model for the 21st Century and Beyond


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