State law encourages districts to address air quality issues in schools.
Wyoming Statutes 21-15-115. Statewide Standard for school building and facility adequacy; adequacy assessment.
(a) The commission shall by rule and regulation establish and maintain uniform statewide Standard for the adequacy of school buildings and facilities necessary for providing educational programs prescribed by law for the public schools. If a building owned by a district meets the applicable Standard under this subsection for use by the district to educate students and was previously used for the purpose of educating students, no municipal or county zoning requirements shall be construed or applied so as to prevent the district from using the building for the purpose of educating students, or to require the district to make any modification to the building as a condition of using the building for the purpose of educating students. The uniform Standard shall at minimum include:
- (i) Requirements for educating students in a safe environment including all applicable building, health, safety and environmental codes and Standard required by law for all public buildings;
Wyoming Statutes 21-15-117. Annual evaluation of school buildings and facilities; remediation schedule; needs prioritization; combining facilities; implementation of remedy.
(a) Through the identification of school building and facility conditions and needs provided by the assessment conducted and maintained under W.S. 21-15-115, and a comparison of the identified conditions and needs with the established statewide building adequacy Standard and the district facility plans developed under W.S. 21-15-116, the commission shall, based upon reports provided by the department and in coordination and cooperation with the districts, evaluate the adequacy of school buildings and facilities within local school districts. Based upon this evaluation, the commission shall establish a schedule for building and facility remediation. Remediation shall bring all buildings and facilities to conditions such that over time, only routine maintenance is required to maintain building adequacy. The schedule shall identify and prioritize building and facility remedies on a statewide basis, based upon a building condition score developed by the commission subject to the following:
- (i) Criteria and measures for building condition which incorporate educational suitability and technology readiness, specifically taking into consideration appropriate and up-to-date Standard for air quality, illumination and appropriateness of the student environment, as established by commission rule and regulation and compiled under the building systems condition reference guide, which over time bring statewide buildings and facilities to targeted adequate levels prescribed by the commission, reviewed annually, based upon assessment results and findings, broken down by educational and noneducational building category;