Lake Riviera School Safe After Mold Scare

Brick Township Board of Education. (Photo by Judy Smestad-Nunn)

BRICK – There is no mold hazard at Lake Riviera Middle School.

Mold expert Richard Lynch, Ph.D., of Environmental Safety Management Corporation in Riverside, has cleared the middle school for staff and students to start classes on time. The scheduled sixth-grade locker room night at 6 p.m. Sept. 4 will go on as planned.

School starts Sept. 5.

“Mold-like discoloration” was discovered on some desks in the 100-wing of the school Aug. 27. Custodial staff cleaned those surfaces with disinfectant; temporary dehumidifiers and HEPA filter air scrubbers were also installed by Insurance Restoration Specialists Inc.

Air quality testing performed Aug. 31 showed mold levels were within normal ranges at “approximately 1/6 to 1/10 outdoor levels comprised of a subset of common outdoor mold types expected,” Lynch said.

The building was opened to its regular activities, Superintendent Gerard Dalton said.