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County Schools Respond To Poor Air Quality – Transylvania County NC


Last updated 11/21/2016 at 6:14pm

Students in Ms. Miller's class at Rosman Elementary play board games for a break from regular instruction. (Photos courtesy of Transylvania County Schools)

Air filled with smoke from wildfires in the region didn't just obscure the mountain views in Transylvania County.

As a precautionary measure, it also kept students indoors for the first two days of school last week.

Starting Monday morning, Nov. 14, Transylvania County Schools temporarily halted outdoor activities in schools based on guidance from the NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Transylvania Public Health.

The DEQ website,, contains relevant information including the daily air quality forecast, also available at

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