PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia city councilmembers are considering an amendment that would impact how schools and other education buildings are deemed safe.
The change would update requirements to include standards for asbestos and mold.READ MORE: Philadelphia Firefighters Rescue 2 People From Fairmount House Fire
There have been complaints from staff and parents in the district about both in some city schools.
Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Cheryl Bettigole testified during a virtual council meeting Friday.READ MORE: Hundreds Of Gloucester Township School Teachers Protest For New Contract: 'I Feel Taken Advantage Of'
She says the city should consider bringing in an outside party to do these inspections.
“Either way, it’s going to take resources but it’s certainly not impossible to hire and train people, it’s just that whether those resources are internal or external make it a different outcome in terms of what parents and staff members are looking for,” Bettigole said.MORE NEWS: South Philadelphia Rowhome Catches Fire
City Council plans to take their first vote on this bill during their next session.