Mold Closes 2 Schools On What Would Be First Day

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    Two schools in the Bethlehem Area School District will be closed on Monday, August 26, due to mold. This is the first day of school in the district.

    Farmersville Elementary School and East Hills Middle School will be closed as room inspections and cleaning are done to get rid of the mold problem.

    School officials posted an alert on the district website alerting parents and students of the closure.

    "The Bethlehem Area School District is committed to the safety and well being of its students and staff. We will continue to dedicate the necessary time and resources to ensuring that the cleaning, remediation, and air quality testing of Farmersville Elementary School and East Hills Middle School are done to the highest standards."

    This weekend, the district will post answers to some of the top questions parents may have about the closures on its web page.

    The Bethlehem Area School District says it won't make a decision over whether or not these two schools will open on Tuesday, August 27 until it has room air quality clearance by a Certified Industrial Hygienist.

    That decision won't be made until Monday.


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