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Alton Central School (ACS), N. H., Carbon Monoxide ‘Alarm’ Gets Curiouser And Curiouser … School Back To ‘Normal’.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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>>June 24, 2013.

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This just appeared in my in-box.
Supposedly posted on the ACS Facebook page.

I recognize the stilted style.

Click to ENLARGE.

Click to ENLARGE.


Well this is ACS.

Seems to be a slightly different tone to what was being implied yesterday.

Testing INDIVIDUAL people! Tell me more. Did they draw blood and do a blood test?

So who were these INDIVIDUALS?

Not my kids … for sure.

NO Carbon Monoxide detected in the building.

Very strange.

Gets curiouser and curiouser.

I am happy that the teachers got a day off to catch up on their Christmas shopping. They deserve it.

P.S. School, alas, is back to normal Friday.
I wanted the kids to have 2 extra days of Christmas vacation. Damn

Alton Central School (ACS), N. H., Carbon Monoxide ‘Alarm’ On December 18, 2013. Just Snow Blocking Furnace Vents?

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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>> ACS Air Quality presentation — June 24, 2013.

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>> ACS air quality — April 3, 2013.

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And latest.
And funny that it mentions the vents.


I just talked to an expert.

So, lets think about this.

The most likely, even only possible, source for the supposed Carbon Monoxide has to be the school heating furnaces. I gather there are two.

Of course they would have been working overtime these last couple of days.

We have also had a TON of snow.

Did anybody check if the furnace vents have been blocked by the snow? That alone would indicate a sudden elevation in CO levels.

Did an alarm go off today? What prompted the fire department to come to the school to check.

Why weren’t the kids released EARLIER if elevated levels of CO were detected?

I know that some mothers are asking that.

Good question. Why wait to tell the parents of the CO levels after the kids are released. When were the levels detected?

Without mixing metaphors the school is playing with FIRE. I hope they know what they are doing.

The timing just seems incongruous. Is it just a matter of shoveling the snow around the vents?

I am sure others will be asking questions. I sure hope so.


ALERT: Alton Central School (ACS), N. H. Closed On Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, Due To Dangerous Levels Of Carbon Monoxide.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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>> Air quality not an issue … — June 24, 2013.
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Also refer to this follow on post.
Could just be a vent blocked by snow!

And latest!


The phones have been going crazy.

ACS will be closed Thursday, December 19, 2013
because they suddenly discovered ‘dangerous’ levels of Carbon Monoxide.

The school, I just heard from the kids, was checked, today,
by the Fire Department.

So what does THIS mean?

Early Christmas — and I am ALL in favor of that.

It has been crazy and it would be nice to have the kids home for an additional few days.

CO-decal

I just checked the May Air Quality report. There were some spikes but everything was OK.

I am a professional cynic. The timing of this bothers me.

So are we again in for a January to March battle over ACS renovation — this time with CO to the fore?


Bullying At Alton Central School (ACS), N. H. Raises Its Vicious, Ugly Head Again. It Is Endemic To This School.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Yet again it has hit close to home.

I will not divulge too much right now …

Yet again this is not restricted to peer-to-peer bullying between kids.

But meticulous records are being kept and there is much happening yet again.

After months of apathy, as I had already mentioned, there has been a sudden spurt of interest
at the ACS School Board and bullying.

Here are the latest stats.

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I think there is a culture of bullying at ACS.

Alton Central School (ACS), N. H.: Air Quality Survey Presentation Is Now Online. Definitely Worth Perusing.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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I wanted folks to have access to THIS presentation ASAP.

That is why I have been agitating so and Deanna firing off e-mails to the SAU (on my behalf).

N.B. There are NO dangerous levels of asbestos or any other toxic matter.

Tomorrow I will go cross check this against the presentation given at the March Deliberative Session.

That should be fun. Was somebody taking poetic license with the facts?


Click to access ENTIRE presentation, as a PDF, online … at the ACS (new) Website.


Click to access ENTIRE presentation, as a PDF, online … at the ACS (new) Website.


Click to access ENTIRE presentation, as a PDF, online … at the ACS (new) Website.


Click to access ENTIRE presentation, as a PDF, online … at the ACS (new) Website.


Click to access ENTIRE presentation, as a PDF, online … at the ACS (new) Website.


Alton Central School (ACS), N. H.: No Real Issues With Air Quality, Some Maintenance Needed — Credibility Of Administration Again Questioned.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Click to access 3:11 hour YouTube video of whole June 20, 2013 ACS School Board meeting.

Click to access 3:11 hour YouTube video of whole June 20, 2013 ACS School Board meeting.


At the June 20, 2013 ACS School Board meeting we got to hear the detailed, blow-by-blow results of the in-depth, $5,600 (?) air quality inspection that was done on the school.

Bottom line was that there isn’t anything too unduly wrong. Some minor concerns with some ‘above “spec” carbon dioxide (not monoxide) and radon readings but nothing that could be construed as even marginally dangerous or untoward. Good news.

The inspection found that some maintenance issues left much to be desired — such as missing gutter downspouts and poorly maintained vents. The PowerPoint presentation had some great pictures.

As you can see on this video, I did get up and explicitly ask, and you can check the wording, that the ‘PowerPoint Presentation‘ be put online by the next day, i.e., Friday, June 21, 2013.

You will also see that I asked for a COMMITMENT on getting this done from the Superintendent, Mr. Lander, and that he gave me that commitment. Check the tape.

Well as far as I can see they put up this video but not the PowerPoint presentation. Concerned Alton residents need to see the Presentation. You can’t really see it on the video.

Mr. Lander!

>> The Presentation, as a PDF, is now available online. <<

It also appears that the school already had a 3-year asbestos containment program — though this was never really disclosed prior to the ever so contentious $18 million school renovation bond.

Barbara Howard, who can always be relied upon to keep the School Board and Administration ‘honest’, got up and took them all to task on this. You can see it all, on the video, at around the 1:23:24 mark. She again questioned the credibility of the Board and Administration. This has now become a perennial issue. ‘Credibility’ is my guiding creed. Well … watch the tape.

That they reneged on their commitment, which can clearly be seen and heard on the tape, just compounds their credibility woes.


The 1:23 mark on the YouTube video when Mrs. Howard questions the credibility of the ACS School Board and Administration.

The 1:23 mark on the YouTube video when Mrs. Howard questions the credibility of the ACS School Board and Administration.

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