Stafford Schools Officially Cleared Of Mold

McKinley Elementary School. (Photo courtesy Stafford Township School District)

STAFFORD – Superintendent George Chidiac confirmed that the Stafford Township schools have been cleared of all mold following over a month-long remediation process.

A letter dated October 5 to Chidiac from Cathy Ledden, Senior Environmental Compliance Officer at Coastal Environmental Compliance, LLC, stated: “All of the affected areas throughout the District have effectively been remediated and have passed the visual and clearance testing. Therefore, no further action is required.”

Following a series of indoor air quality testing and mold inspections in all five of the district’s schools since the start of the school year, Coastal Environmental has announced that remediation is finally complete.

Superintendent George Chidiac addressed parents at a recent meeting. (Photo by Kimberly Bosco)

“Areas that exhibited moderate to heavy visible mold were cleaned by a mold remediation specialist, while utilizing air scrubbing machines and dehumidifiers,” stated the letter. At the Sept. 19 parent meeting regarding the mold, Chidiac noted that it was mold remediation companies Service Master and Belfor who would be performing the remediation.

“Areas that exhibited minor visible were cleaned by the District’s custodial staff, and when possible cleaned outdoors. Minor mold was also found on contents such as clip boards, wicker baskets, books, etc. These items were not worthy of salvaging, therefore disposed of by the District’s custodial staff,” stated the letter.

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