The Connecticut Department of Public Health assists school districts in monitoring students’ environment throughout school facilities. It helps schools implement building-wide initiatives to safeguard and improve the student environment and air quality of our schools. This state agency helps implement EPA guidelines for healthy school environments. One of the ways to do this is Tools for Schools (TFS).
Alfred Pullo, Director of Business and Operations for the Woodbridge School District, launched the TFS initiative approximately four years ago at Beecher Road School. The TFS program monitors and inspects classrooms and school facilities dealing with health issues as wide ranging as the age of carpets to installing hand sanitizers in large gathering areas without running water such as Tech Labs and Gyms.
Each year the CT School Indoor Environment Resource Team chooses a person who has shown leadership in addressing school indoor environmental quality and has championed the Tools for Schools Program. The Woodbridge School District is proud that the recipient of the 2016 Connecticut Tools for Schools Hero Award is Alfred Pullo.
An award ceremony was held on April 5 at Beecher Road School in Woodbridge. Superintendent Dr. Guy Stella officiated and state officials were on hand to celebrate and to present the award.
Congratulations to Al Pullo and to the members of the Tools for Schools Committee for their outstanding work.