Light Fixture Notice
Dear Parents and Staff,
In February 2011, New York City announced a comprehensive plan to increase the energy efficiency and environmental quality of NYC schools. An important aspect of the plan is to address polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) present in many fluorescent lighting fixtures installed in our school buildings between 1950 and 1978. The program included the replacement of all T-12 fluorescent lamps with magnetic ballasts which may have contained PCBs. The DOE is expanding this program to include older high intensity discharge (HID) lighting, which is a different type of light fixture that may also use or have used PCBs.
Our building contains HID lighting fixtures, but does not have other fixtures that may contain PCBs. HID lights are located in very limited portions of buildings, such as gyms, auditoriums, or shop rooms. The DOE will replace all HID fixtures installed before 1980 unless construction records verify that these fixtures were replaced. All of the replacements will be completed by December 31, 2016.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013