According to the principal, the classrooms in the Anni-Pickert-Schule can be supplied with sufficient fresh air through open windows.
The parents' council is critical.
In the Anni Pickert elementary and middle school, all classrooms can be ventilated through windows.
Rector Eva Guerin emphasized this in an interview with our newspaper on Monday, following last Thursday's municipal council meeting.
As reported, Mayor Thomas Stark announced at the meeting that there were problems with windows in six rooms.
According to Guerin, this does not mean that there is not enough ventilation in the rooms: there are only individual windows that need repair, informs the headmistress.
Other windows in the rooms could very well be opened for sufficient fresh air.
As recommended in these Corona times.
Poing: Individual windows are defective
In total, there are around 40 classrooms and specialist rooms in the Anni-Pickert-Schule, which are ventilated via windows, reports the Poingen building authority.
The municipality is responsible for material expenses for the elementary and middle schools.
In the elementary schools on Bergfeld and Karl-Sittler-Straße, both new buildings, ventilation systems have been installed that suck in fresh air from outside and blow stale air out of the buildings in other places.
Therefore, according to the administration, mobile air purification systems are generally not necessary for these two schools.
According to Mayor Thomas Stark, the cost of such a device is around 3000 euros.
Local council Poing: No majority for air purification devices
The SPD parliamentary group had submitted an application to buy air purifiers for classrooms at Poingen schools and possibly also for day-care centers.
In order to curb the risk of viruses spreading in the corona pandemic.
After it became clear in the course of the discussion in the local council that no majority could be obtained for this proposal, the SPD and the rest of the local council approved a compromise proposal from Mayor Thomas Stark (non-party).
The wording of the resolution: “If, after checking the ventilation using the CO2 traffic lights, it turns out that this is not sufficient according to the requirements of the framework hygiene plan for schools or day-care centers, the administration is authorized to add mobile air cleaning devices as a targeted supplement procure.
In addition, the administration is authorized to procure mobile air purification devices for the rooms used for residence with ventilation openings that are too small. "
“Frequent ventilation is also a problem with regard to the so important environmental protection.
Parents' council of the Anni Pickert School
According to the information from the building authority, 17 rooms in the daycare centers (mostly bedrooms) and the cafeteria in the Anni-Pickert-Schule have relatively small openings to the outside.
In about six rooms of the school, some window sashes needed repair in order to be able to be fully opened.
According to the administration and headmistress Eva Guerin, this should take place as soon as possible.
In the cafeteria, they are already working to improve the situation.
Parents' council criticizes constant ventilation through windows
In a statement to the municipal council meeting, Guerin wrote that the Anni-Pickert-Schule did not need any mobile air purification systems because there was sufficient ventilation.
The parents' council in turn announced that “as far as we know, there are numerous classrooms whose windows can only be opened a crack”.
For cross ventilation, the room doors leading to the hall would have to be opened.
“There, in turn, the aerosols of the different classes mix.
In our opinion, the necessary air exchange to reduce the virus load is not possible. ”The open letter to Mayor Stark and the local council was signed by all parents' council members.
The letter also states: “Frequent ventilation is also a problem with regard to the very important environmental protection.
The constant 'heating out of the window' will in all probability increase the school's energy consumption significantly.
This pollutes the environment and reduces all energy-saving measures to absurdity.
A circumstance that we cannot approve of with regard to the preservation of the earth for our children. "