Richmond teachers voice concerns about "visible mold" growing in classrooms
Teachers at three Richmond Public Schools say they returned from summer break to moldy classrooms.
What they're saying: "There's visible mold growth on ceiling tiles throughout the building, and it is getting worse by the day," a teacher working in the Clark Springs Elementary building, which is currently housing displaced Fox students, told WTVR.
What's happening: Complaints, with accompanying pictures showing mold growing on chairs, lockers and desks, also came from staff at Boushall Middle and Woodville Elementary.
- The frustrations bubbled over at a School Board meeting earlier this week, where teachers complained they've gotten no updates from administrators about addressing the problem.
The other side: RPS says it's working on the problem but so far mold testing at three schools hasn't shown high levels of mold, per WRIC.
- "To mitigate mold issues, the division responds as quickly as possible to any reports of leaks, as well as replacing ceiling tiles and repairing HVAC systems," division spokesman Matthew Stanley said.
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