Students temporarily moved because of mold

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Submitted: Tue, 09/24/2013 - 11:59pm
Updated: Wed, 09/25/2013 - 12:08am

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Some Bellamy Elementary School fifth graders will be temporarily relocated to Parsley Elementary School tomorrow as a safety measure due to mold being found in four mobile units. The mobile units will be shut down until the remediation is complete, which is expected to take up to 60 days.

“We regret any inconvenience this move may cause to the families involved; however, we are doing this in the best interest of the students,” said Assistant Superintendent of Operations Bill Hance. While attending school at Parsley, the students will remain under Bellamy‚Äôs administrative supervision.

The fifth grade students will meet at Bellamy each day by 7:30 a.m. The district will transport the students to Parsley and return them to Bellamy by 2:30 p.m.

Superintendent Dr. Tim Markley said, “Our goal is to make this transition as seamless as possible, with as little interruption to educational services as possible.”

There will be Parent Meetings at Bellamy on September 25, 2013 at 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to answer any questions and concerns on this matter.

Principal Dr. Bennie Bryant, teachers and central office staff will be available to answer questions and help ensure a smooth transition.

Parents may also call their child’s school if they are unable to attend either meeting.


  • Kerri says:

    They act like they are doing us a favor by moving our kids out of the trailers. The parents are the ones that had to send emails to the superintendent in order to get the trailers tested in the first place! This should have been done prior to school opening. The school is way to over crowded also.

  • antithug says:

    My child had bad asthma during the years at Bellamy. It is a lot better now in the middle school. Unless it is just the case of it getting better with age which some people, and doctors say is possible.

  • Guest1 says:

    Mold are the reasons behind not testing the trailers in August when one of them were already tested positive for mold. Now the students were sent to another school with trailers that have not been tested for mold. How is NHCS system doing their due diligence when it comes to the safety of our children?

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