Though has normal air quality throughout its campus, it will remove some construction debris and ceiling material in response to complaints from a small number of employees, according to a story in today’s Chicago Tribune.
The school took this action because it considers student and staff safety a top priority, according to Township High School District 113 Communications Director Natalie Kaplan.
"Some Deerfield High School employees have expressed health concerns regarding the school’s air quality, ventilation or just general environment," Kaplan said in a statement to Patch today.
"The Department of Labor inspected DHS in May and stated in their follow up report that 'there were no apparent safety or health hazards identified.' However, we obviously take these employee concerns extremely seriously since student and staff safety is our top priority.
"District 113 recently brought in different environmental professionals to assess the safety of the building. We received recommendations from the firm and will follow their recommendations accordingly. Some of those recommendations included the removal of ceiling tiles and the vacuuming of the ceiling."