ENOLA, – The East Pennsboro School District held a meeting on Thursday to discuss the current mold problem at East Pennsboro Elementary. The school was closed this week after mold was discovered in an isolated area.
On Thursday, district officials received air quality test results that showed that two rooms needed to be cleaned and isolated because of mold spore readings.
Dr Jay Burkhart says the rest of the building is safe, and classes will be held on Friday.
“The safety of our students, faculty and staff remain top priority,” said Burkhart, “The inside of the school, is just as safe as being outdoors.”
Burkhart says cleanup efforts continue at the high school. He says 30 insulators are being used to help address the mold concern.
The high school is expected to remain closed for a few weeks. Those students are taking classes for four hours at the middle school.
On Thursday, the school board approved the following days as official make up days: Friday, Sept. 2; Monday, Oct. 10; and Friday, Nov. 11
Parents are encouraged to continue to monitor the district’s website for updates.