Special Notice

Four classrooms had to be evacuated Wednesday when odor from a lubricant being used on a heating and air conditioning roof unit was sucked into the classroom through the air conditioning system.

Students in classrooms the D building (rooms 23, 25, 29 & 31) were evacuated during third period. Maintenance workers were doing routine work on the heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system on the roof of the D building. The odor came from the lubricant ZEP 45-NC, which is similar to WD-40.

Several students who complained of headaches or nausea were evaluated by a district nurse in the school office. All students are fine. No lingering health issues were noted.

The rooms were aired out, filters were changed and the odor is no longer noticeable. As a precaution, district staff will test the air quality in all four classrooms to ensure they are completely clear. The rooms will not be used until testing is complete and the rooms are cleared for occupancy.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Foothill office at 462-6600.

Posted Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010