Mold Found In Second Brick Twp. School

Emma Havens Young Elementary School. (File photo)

BRICK – School staff found mold in a second building in the Brick Township School District.

Six classrooms in one section of Lake Riviera Middle School developed surface growth mold, an Aug. 27 letter from schools’ Superintendent Gerard Dalton and principal Alyse Anderson said. The growth was most likely from the high humidity in August.

The surfaces were cleaned and all ventilation systems were inspected by district maintenance staff.

HEPA filtered air scrubbers were installed in the affected areas. Those areas will be cleaned and all school ventilators will be recleaned.

The announcement of mold in a second school building came from Superintendent Gerard Dalton and LRMS Principal Dr. Alyse Anderson. (Photo by Judy Smestad-Nunn)

Environmental Safety Management Corporation was called in to test the air and surfaces and “assure that all locations are safe prior to occupancy by students.”

School personnel last week discovered mold in seven classrooms in a section of Emma Havens Young Elementary School. After cleaning and testing, the district said in an Aug. 27 update that as of Aug. 26, “all indoor spaces tested contained lower levels of mold spores than compared to outdoor air samples.”

The district will receive a final report Aug. 28, and will issue a determination about reoccupying that part of the building affected.