As mold forces school administrators and teachers to shuffle classrooms at Wrightsboro Elementary, we got a look inside the problem classrooms.
Teachers in the 300 and 400 buildings at Wrightsboro cleared out their classrooms today as they get ready for a cleaning crew to remove mold from the ceilings. An environmental test at the school found mold in six of 12 classrooms tested.
School administrators say about a month ago they started receiving complaints about mold, ranging from odor to sore throats. The mold caused air quality issues in only room 302, but administrators shut down both buildings to do a thorough cleaning.
"The issue is if there's any question about student health, we want to err on the side of caution," Assistant Schools Superintendent Rick Holliday said. "And if it means we're going to inconvenience folks for a little while, we take this very seriously any time we have to move children."
The clean-up is expected to take about eight weeks. During that time, Wrightsboro first grade classes will be moved to different buildings on the campus. Kindergarten classes will be held at Castle Hayne Elementary.
The school will host an informational session for parents Monday night at 6:30, but one parent says the cleaning is long overdue. Tonight at 6 we'll hear from that parent, who says school employees have known about the mold problem for months.