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Mold problem questioned at Mandeville school

September 08, 2010
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ST. TAMMANY PARISH, LA — A suspected mold problem at Pontchartrain Elementary School in Mandeville has caused the rearranging of classrooms from two modular buildings, according to the St. Tammany News.
Meredith Mendez, spokesperson for the St. Tammany Parish School System, said the students were moved "out of an abundance of caution."
The classrooms had been inspected five times since last November, including air quality testing, each test coming back at safe levels, the article noted.
According to the release, continued concerns by parents prompted the school to rearrange classrooms and move the students so more detailed testing can be done.
Mendez said the students were moved so other companies could perform tests of air quality and other mold-related tests without disturbing the students during the day and without having to be at the school on Saturdays.
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