Lincoln Middle School is Regional Excellence Winner
Taking a semi-annual, self-help approach enabled Lincoln's Scott Middle School to walk away with a regional 2001 Excellence Award in a national Tools for Schools competition. This program is sponsored nationwide by the Environmental Protection Agency. Modifying the Tools for Schools kit, Scott Middle School staff and teachers formed not one, but five management teams of teachers. Checklists are used to scour the building twice a year searching for pollution problems. When high levels of formaldehyde were detected, additional fresh air was brought in. Indoor air problems were caused by a nearby illegal construction site fire that was quickly brought under control. Since the Tools effort began at Scott Middle School, students' respiratory system complaints have been eliminated.
Return to the September 2001 Newsletter