By Jim Melwert
WYNCOTE, Pa. (CBS) – Cedarbrook Middle School in the Cheltenham School District started the school year two weeks late, after mold was found in the building over the summer.
After a massive clean-up effort, the building re-opened to its 700 7th and 8th graders on September 16th.
Since then, the school has been undergoing regular mold tests, and Tuesday afternoon, the district announced they’ll have to close the cafeteria dining area and two adjoining classrooms. For now students will eat lunch in the auditorium.
The return of mold is a concern to parents like David Cain:
“Very much so, especially with the lunch and so many kids in one school at one time, and you know how mold is, it grows, so they have to do something about it.”
And for parents like Mark Cohen:
“You know, we’re concerned that it’s going to come back and then how are they going to provide for the rest of the school year, where are they going to find a facility they can put the students in?”
The district says it’s looking at options if the problem persists or gets worse, and they’re planning community meetings.