Iowa Code § 280.32 requires public school districts to establish a radon plan and have at least one short-term radon test done at each attendance center by July 1, 2027, and at least once every five years thereafter. Testing must be based on recognized national standards that outline school radon testing practices. If the results of the initial testing are above a specified level (i.e., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's radon action level of 4.0 pCi/L), additional testing and potential mitigation is required within two years of the first test.
Mitigation is not required at an attendance center if the school district intends to abandon the building within five years or has a plan to renovate the attendance center within five years and the renovation will include radon mitigation. All new school construction will incorporate radon resistant construction techniques.
School districts are expected to post their testing results on this district websites in a timely manner. Our final testing report can be accessed at: