La Joya ISD invests in new air quality system to keep students safe from COVID-19

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La Joya Independent School District has announced it is investing in a new air quality system to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep students and staff safe.

Schools, Tabasco Elementary and John F. Kennedy Elementary, are being geared up with carbon dioxide sensors.

La Joya ISD Superintendent Gisela Saenz says the CO2 sensors are an added safety precaution for the more than 1000 children at those two schools who cannot be vaccinated against COVID-19 based on their age.

“Our district has been investing in air quality before COVID-19,” Saenz said. “But of course, because of COVID-19, we are putting a bigger emphasis on it.”

District officials said the sensors are being paid for with a $40,000 grant from the American Federation of Teachers.

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