To date, at least seven Shenandoah Elementary School employees have left on workers'' compensation with complaints of headaches, nosebleeds, nausea and difficulty breathing, the story stated.
A first-grade teacher, who asked not to be named for fear of losing her job, said: "The administration put its budget before my health. It''s bad."
Shenandoah Elementary School, a haven for mold growth being dimly lit with few windows and poor ventilation, was "wet-wiped" in December, but the issue was never fully addressed, the story noted.
According to the story, the building was never checked for mold because Ralph Cruz-Muñoz, director of asbestos management for the Miami-Dade County Public Schools School Board, says such tests are "variable and inconclusive."
A deep cleaning of the Shenandoah Elementary School is expected this summer, but it remains unclear whether a professional remediation company will be brought in or if the visible mold will be temporarily fixed with bleach and the remainder allowed to fester beneath the surface, the story added.