The Imperial County Air Pollution Control Boa4rd has approved a dust abatement pilot project at McCabe Union Elementary School.

The pilot project will include ground preparation , earthwork , and spray application of a dust control product on nearly 171, 000 square feet of unpaved bus parking lots , unpaved bus drop off zones , an unpaved alternative parking lot , and unpaved areas around the rural El Centro school. According to the APCD , these unpaved areas generate dust ( PM10 ) emissions  that directly affect the health of students and faculty. The total cost of the project is nearly $150,000 and is funded through the Imperial County APCD Clean Air Trust Fund. The project is expected to be completed by October 31 , 2019.