California releases air quality guidelines for schools dealing with wildfire smoke
New guidelines aimed at helping schools make better decisions about the health of students during wildfire season are going into effect.
The guidelines are expected to help schools across the state determine what is the right response when wildfire smoke is prevalent. Woodland Joint Unified School District, for example, along with other schools far out of the fire zones were blanketed by smokey air, which forced students — along with everyone else — to take precautions such as wearing masks.
Woodland canceled classes for one day last year when the smoke became too heavy.