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Northeast School portables temporarily closed due to mold

October 30, 2018 GMT

STAMFORD — The Board of Education is meeting tonight to further discuss updates on the mold plaguing Stamford Public Schools.

The meeting, being held at 5:30 p.m. in the board room at government center, comes after news that Northeast Elementary School is shutting down its portables for the time being.

According to a letter sent to parents yesterday by Northeast principal Shawn Marinello, the portable classrooms are being closed temporarily out an “abundance of caution” per the recommendation of industrial hygienist company Hygenix.

The letter said Hygenix conducted a further investigation of the portables and advised the school to close the portable classrooms until further testing results come later this week. Music classrooms, previously conducted in the portables, will now be held in homerooms.

In addition, the most recent mold status report from Stamford Public Schools shows mold was also found in the OT/PT room at Northeast. Remediation dates are to be determined.

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