The Knox County school system is taking action to protect an elementary school from mold.
A contractor finished building the Dogwood Elementary School in 1994. School leaders told WVLT VOLUNTEER TV News there is a moisture problem in the school. They said the seals on walls have cracks, and that’s what’s causing the problem.
Now, the school board wants the original contractor to make the needed repairs so the school doesn’t become infested with mold. "We want to address it, monitor it and never let it go to that condition," said Doug Whitted. "Most certainly, it does provide an environment for mold if it’s not taken care of."
Consultants for the school system said the repairs needed could cost more than $250,000.