LAUSD launches nation’s largest school-based air quality monitor network, 200 sensors regionwide

The data could help school leaders recommend when students should wear masks, or move indoors, or whether to advise that a school close during a poor air quality event

ENCINO — Students, parents and staff in Los Angeles Unified School District can now check the air quality in and around their school in real time, and administrators can assess how to respond to poor air quality days, including the option of closing down a school.

District officials unveiled the nation’s largest school-based air quality monitoring network on Friday, April 22 – the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day – announcing that 200 air quality sensors were installed on campuses throughout L.A. Unified and every school is now within 1.6 miles of an air monitoring device. Click here to read more: