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Insurance claim for mold problem denied

October 13, 2010
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AUGUSTA, WI — The Augusta School District has been plagued by mold problems since the weeks leading up to the first day of school, and now the district says its insurance companies are refusing to pay up, according to WEAU-TV.
Augusta Superintendent Bill Perry said the insurance claim was denied last week, so right now the district is saddled with at least $400,000 in cleaning and replacement bills.
Perry and School Board President Byron King insist their fight with the insurance companies isn''t over, but for now, district leaders are trying to come up with ways to pay back their debt.
"We''re kind of at a standstill. We have to go forward from here, but we can only go so far as to getting kids back in school. And as far as replacing materials, we''re going to try to replace them as best we can with the finances we have available, but that''s going to be it for now," King said.
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