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Mold in the Schools
Posted On: 9/12/2018

Clarification of today’s report in the Bergen Record identifying Dumont as a district reporting mold:

During the week of August 27th, before school began, while a teacher was setting up her room, it was reported that suspicious spots were found on two fabric chairs in a room on the first floor. The custodial staff was immediately directed to examine other rooms in the area. A few days later, it was reported that there were suspicious signs of discoloration on the walls in the Art Room. The air in three of the rooms in question and the Art Room were cleaned and tested along with testing of the adjacent hallways by an outside environmental contractor on August 31st. The results received on September 4th determined that only the Art Room had raised levels of mold as compared to the normal outside level. The Art Room has been closed and will remain closed until further remediation and testing is completed.

In addition, suspicious spots were found on the cloth chairs in the computer lab at Honiss School by the school’s custodian while cleaning. The chairs were immediately removed and the computer lab has been closed and remained closed until the district was in receipt of the analytical test results, which were received today, Sept 12th indicating that the computer lab was cleared. We continue to monitor the situation in all of our schools. 



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