Proposal Mandates Carbon Monoxide Detectors In Schools

With schools already required to have smoke detectors, McCann said it is not unreasonable to require them to have carbon monoxide detectors. “I was very surprised to find out they were not required,” McCann said. But, the measure does not identify who would pay for the units. Ben Schwarm, deputy executive director of the Illinois Association of School Boards, said the organization believes the installation of the detectors should be left up to local school districts. If the state mandates it, however, funding should be provided.
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