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Danny Adelman Pushes for Better School Safety Inspections During COVID-19 in ABC15 Interview

Danny Adelman Pushes for Better School Safety Inspections During COVID-19 in ABC15 Interview

Arizona’s School Facilities Board is required by law to inspect every school every five years to identify problems and to make sure the schools are safe.  But for years — including throughout the pandemic — they’ve completely dropped the ball and have done almost zero inspections. ACLPI Executive Director Danny Adelman shined a light on this failure during an interview with ABC15.

The lack of safety inspections is particularly concerning as students return to in-person school during the pandemic. The few inspections the State did prior to the pandemic identified numerous problems with air quality and circulation. Yet, rather than inspecting more schools, they’ve inspected zero since the pandemic began. Danny argued the School Facilities Board has failed to fulfill its mission.

Committed to ensuring schools receive the capital funding they need, ACLPI represents four school districts, the Arizona School Board Association, the Arizona Education Association, Arizona School Administrators and a local taxpayer in a lawsuit against the state.

Watch the full interview here.