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2024-25 SCHOOL RADON KICKOFF
DATES and TIMES SET

TRAINING APPROVED BY IOWA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Radon has been proven to cause lung cancer, even in non-smokers. To help prevent lung cancer the Gail Orcutt School Radon Safety Act (Iowa House File 2412), named in memory of EAIS supporter and radon safety advocate Gail Orcutt, is now Iowa law. It requires all Iowa public schools to test for radon every 5 years and to mitigate if elevated levels are found. Who got your back? EAIS got your back!

EAIS has Iowa schools covered with its School Radon Training and Support System. We teach schools to become #RadonFighters and test their buildings for radon themselves. It is best to test for radon in the winter (during heating season), so our kickoffs are scheduled in the fall.  See below for 2024-25 dates and locations.

EAIS has been helping schools prevent radon-induced lung cancer in their buildings since 2015. Our School Radon Training and Support System is:

Group of people

All you need to meet the requirements of the new Iowa School Radon Safety law.

Training for school teams to learn how to test their own buildings for radon.

Support through the entire test and fix process

The ONLY Iowa-based radon training specific to Iowa schools

2024 -25 School Radon Kickoff Schedule:

OCT 2, 2024 

REPEAT SCHOOL ZOOM

12:30 – 2 p.m.

Review and radon test kit count
for schools with no staff changes

OCT 4, 2024

REPEAT SCHOOL ZOOM

10 – 11:30 a.m.

Review and radon test kit count
for schools with no staff changes

OCT 15, 2024

cedar rapids, IA

9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

for schools new to radon testing
or training new staff members

@ Grant Wood Area Education Agency

OCT 29, 2024

Johnston, IA

9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

for schools new to radon testing
or training new staff members

@ Heartland Area Education Agency

OCT 30, 2024

Spillover day, if needed
Johnston, IA

9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

 if Oct 29 fills up, this date will open for registration

@ Heartland AEA

 

TIMES

for all workshops (Lunch is included for all): New participants/those who have not yet tested their full buildings, and repeat schools with new staff: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Repeat participants who began their full building testing between 2015-2024 may choose a Zoom or In-Person Review, unless your School Radon Team would like to attend a full day Kickoff review. School Radon Team = superintendent/district spokesperson and facility manager/radon test coordinator.

COST

is a required basic membership based upon school district enrollment + per building cost based on type (5-year schedule TBD during Kickoff Workshop). Cost includes all training, support and radon test kits.

BASIC MEMBERSHIP PER YEAR

< 3,000 enrollment = $500
3,000 – 5,999 = $1,000
6,000 – 11,999 = $2,000
12,000 – 23,999 = $3,000

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COST PER BUILDING TESTED

(EAIS advises schools to schedule buildings across 5 years, with no more than 2 buildings per year)

  • Elementary = $2,000 each
  • Intermediate, Junior High, Middle School = $2,500 each
  • K-12 bldg, Jr/Sr High, High School = $3,000 each
  • Other over 30,000 SF = $1,000 each
  • Other under 30,000 SF = no additional cost

The School Radon Training & Support System (SRTSS) is a hybrid created by Energy Association of Iowa Schools to train school teams how to accurately test their own buildings for radon. As required by Iowa HF 2412, it is approved by the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services as a school district employee training .

SRTSS was developed in accordance to Radon Mitigation Standards for Schools and Large Buildings (MALB 2014 with 2021 revisions) from The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST).

Since 2015, EAIS school radon experience and input from over 100 participating Iowa school districts have continuously improved our program. Past collaborators have included dear colleagues and friends who have since passed away: Gail Orcutt and Dr. Bill Field.

CHECK BACK THIS SUMMER TO REGISTER YOUR SCHOOL’S RADON TEAM AND/OR SHARE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION ON THIS INTEREST FORM TO MAKE SURE WE CONTACT YOU WHEN REGISTRATION OPENS!