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Cheltenham School Board Mulls Its Mold Options For Cedarbrook School

(Cedarbrook Middle School.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

(Cedarbrook Middle School. File photo by John Ostapkovich)

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By Brad Segall

CHELTENHAM, Pa. (CBS) — The Cheltenham School District is mulling over its options for Cedarbrook Middle School, where mold remediation delayed the start of the school year (see previous story) and has cost the district several hundred thousand dollars so far (see related story).

The district held its final public meeting Tuesday night, and now the school board will consider all of the information before making a final decision.

School district communications director Susan O’Grady says in an e-mail there is no timetable for that decision.

A number of residents suggested that the district tear down the building and build a new school.

There are four contingency plans for dealing with the chronic mold problem. One would involve renovating the middle school while students still attend school there.  The other three would require a new school at a cost of more than $50 million, which would take about three years to plan and build.

O’Grady says the district has taken corrective action and continues to monitor the situation.

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