Mold issues reported at 11 Kanawha schools

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Mold issues reported at 11 Kanawha schools
By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Kanawha County’s public school system released Tuesday a list of 11 schools where mold cleaning is ongoing or has occurred this summer, and an environmental foreman for the school system said he thinks all 11 had visible mold at some point.

The 11 schools include two, Capital and St. Albans high schools, at which mold issues were previously reported by media, alongside Nitro, George Washington and Sissonville high schools; Horace Mann Middle (in locker rooms off-site from the school); and Alum Creek, Bridge-Clendenin, East Bank, Flinn and Sharon Dawes elementaries.

Officials have said they still don’t expect a delay in Monday’s start of classes for Kanawha’s traditional schools.

The list, which the school system gave reporters at a Tuesday news conference, said Charleston-based Astar Abatement & Insulation cleaned Nitro’s auditorium, and the list said testing results show the levels there are acceptable.

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