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Air Quality Flag Program

What is the Air Quality Flag Program?

The Air Quality Flag Program is a partnership between the San Joaquin Air Pollution Control District and asthma coalitions and other non-government agencies. The goal of the program is to educate faculty, staff, students and parents on air quality and protect them from air pollution exposure. This will improve student health, decrease absenteeism and promote scholastic achievement.

The flag program provides schools with information and educational materials on air quality and the health impacts of prolonged exposure of air pollution free of charge. It also provides schools with flags that serve as a visual communicator of daily air quality indicators and health descriptors of the Air Quality Index.

Who can participate?

Schools in San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and the San Joaquin Valley air basin portion of Kern are eligible.

What will the program provide?

  • Four Air Quality Flags
  • Posters, brochures and magnets in English & Spanish
  • Educational workshops for parents, teachers and administrators
  • Daily notification of air quality forecast via email

Additional resources

For more information about getting the Air Quality Flag Program at your school, contact Outreach and Communications at (559) 230-6000 or public.education@valleyair.org.