Caldwell Elementary to Remain Closed

By  | 

CALDWELL - Caldwell Elementary Students will *not* return to campus for the rest of the school year. It will take longer than the 8 weeks left to clean up the mold that forced the district to evacuate the campus.

Temporary classrooms for Caldwell Elementary students will be permanent - at least for the rest of the school year. Air quality tests last month revealed non-toxic mold in two classrooms. Students were moved to churches around the area.

But it turns out, the temporary fix is not so temporary.

"We do have some answers and we are moving forward. We also at this time will not be returning to the campus until further notice."

According to Superintendent Dr. Janet Cummings, the district is seeking bids for repairs and cleanup from vendors across the state. The district will meet with vendors Tuesday at 11am at the elementary campus to discuss the project

The bids that come out of that meeting will then go to the school board for approval.

Results from a second round of air quality tests will be explained to parents on Thursday at 6:30 in the high school gym

In the meantime, administrators are pleased with the outcome of the recent transition.

"We are very grateful to our community and to the parents. They have been just awesome in how that they have responded to our needs. Just the encouraging words and helping us pack and move all the kids to the different locations has gone very smoothly," Dr. Cummings said.