In 2019, some of the most common mold-related news stories carried complaints about moldy schools. As parents, this is disturbing news. There are few things more important than the safety of our children in schools or daycare programs. And, there are already complaints of moldy schools in 2020.
Summary Jamie Green, Superintendent of Trinity Alps School District in California, reached out to CBS13 to help investigate how dangerous breathing mold spores could be to teachers and kids in classrooms. And to find out why no one was doing anything about it. Mold in schools is often under investigated. The answer – no required […]
Written my Kimberly Davis, 3CBS Philly PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — New pictures from inside a Philadelphia elementary school show possible sources of asbestos. The teachers’ union recently announced an educator at a different school was diagnosed with cancer tied to asbestos. A new plan of action will cost at least $100 million to clear out the […]
POMFRET — Samuel Morey Elementary in Fairlee isn’t the only Upper Valley school dealing with a mold outbreak. Prosper Valley School in Pomfret has been closed since last summer. The K-6 school, which has about 70 students from Pomfret and Bridgewater, isn’t expected to reopen until the start of the 2020-21 school year. In the […]
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – After several Live 5 News investigations into mold in classrooms, Governor Henry McMaster has signed a bill which will create a house committee to study the impact of mold on schools and in public areas. House bill 3127 was headed by Rep. Chandra Dillard. Gov. McMaster signed the bill on March […]
NIOSH has developed new tools to help employers identify and assess areas of dampness and mold in general buildings and in schools. The agency’s new Dampness and Mold Assessment Tool, which guides users through assessing all rooms in a building, provides a checklist and instructions for assessing and recording any damage related to dampness or […]
HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A proposed bill that could bring South Carolina one step closer to regulating mold is now one step closer to becoming a reality. House Bill 3127 is a resolution that will establish a committee that would study the impacts of mold and find the best way to get rid of it. […]
New Cumberland, OH – A growing problem of mold at the county’s bus garage was discussed at a special meeting of the Hancock County Board of Education Tuesday. Superintendent Suzan Smith said the mold problem stems from the ground around the building being higher than the building itself, allowing water to come in. “It was […]
According to El Paso County Schools, mold was found during maintenance at Woodland Hills Elementary. The mold will continue to be tested and recommendations will be announced in a few days. School District 49 has decided to test other school buildings for moisture. The schools will be closed during the selected testing times. Parents should […]
FLORENCE – Two schools contaminated by toxic mold last April have been given a clean bill of health. An environmental consultant told the Board of Education and 15 spectators last night there is no trace of Stachybotrys atra in the Roebling or Marcella L. Duffy elementary schools. “All parties involved are satisfied the schools are […]
CALN — Reports of mold in the Coatesville Area Ninth and 10th Grade Center have prompted the administration to hire an engineering firm to inspect the building, said Superintendent James T. Scarnati. A full report of findings along with short-term and long-term solutions is to be presented in time for the December board meeting. In […]
by Bill Hirschman – Education Writer, Sun-Sentinel Bending to parental pressure, Broward County school officials tested the air quality Monday at two elementary schools where mold and mildew problems continue to cause doubts that children will be allowed inside on the first day of school next week. The results are not expected until at least […]
by Norm Rowland – Staff, Katy Sun School starts Aug. 14 in Katy ISD and if past trends hold, enrollment may surpass 40,000 during the 2002-2003 school year. Last year’s enrollment topped 37,500 students and the number has been increasing by 6 to 7.5 percent per year – equal to the normal student bodies of […]
by Steve Harrison and Sonji Jacobs Broward schools construction chief Tom Calhoun said three new schools slated to open on the first day of school ”are on the bubble” and may not be ready Aug. 26. Westglades Middle in Parkland, Park Lakes Elementary in Lauderdale Lakes and Manatee Bay Elementary in Weston may miss their […]
The doctors at Yale set me for allergy testing. The testing showed I was very allergic to mold. The doctors at Yale decided to remove me from school for three weeks to see if the infections would clear. It did.
Cities attempt to get air quality under control in their offices. Shortly after former Sebastian police Chief Dennis “Randy” White moved into his office at the city’s Police Department in 1996, he developed a constant nasal drip in the back of his throat and a dry cough. His doctor diagnosed allergies but then he started […]