Reporting John Ostapkovich
By John Ostapkovich
WYNCOTE, Pa. (CBS) — The Cheltenham School District is holding a second community meeting this evening on the subject of mold remediation in one of its buildings.
About a dozen parents heard from school superintendent Natalie Thomas and others about the current plan to open Cedarbrook Middle School on September 16th, almost two weeks after the district’s other schools. The problem is mold, which was discovered this latest time in July in the 43-year-old building (see previous story).
Remediation is underway, and a modified school year has been proposed to make sure Cedarbrook students get their state-mandated classroom hours. There’s also a search for alternative classroom space.
“We want to be able to have a long-term plan and work toward long-term solutions instead of incremental actions that are going to have to be redone again,” Thomas said. She expects the mold to be cleaned but not fixed, because it returns in hot, wet summers.