Buildings and Grounds Notification


Dear Students, Parents, Workers and Staff

RE: Radon Screening Oviatt Elementary January 18th through January 21st, 2021 

The Norwalk Community School District is taking a proactive approach for the safety and health of our students, workers and staff. We are working with Midwest Indoor Air Quality, LLC, an lowa Department of Public Health credentialed company to conduct radon screening in all of our classrooms and offices at Oviatt Elementary. Their credentials can be found at

Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer and the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers. It is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can be present in some buildings at greater than recommended levels. The EPA recommends all homes and schools be tested for radon gas, and schools are an area of risk for people, second only to their homes

The initial screenings will be done January 18th through January 21st, 2021. Results and actions taken, if needed, will be available for all concerned

Test devices are not dangerous in any way and a sample test device is available to view upon request. Some rooms will have two radon test devices and those rooms are chosen randomly as part of the quality control for the test procedure

Copies of the EPAs A Citizens Guide to Radon can be found online at or available upon request

For questions about the testing procedure, please contact Richard Sleeth at 5159810676

We thank you for your cooperation in helping to ensure a safe and healthy learning environment for our District


Richard Sleeth 

Norwalk Schools 

Buildings and Grounds Director