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Teachers demand disclosure of mold documents

April 27, 2009
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KANSAS CITY, MO — The Kansas City School District spends hundreds of thousands of dollars testing air quality and remediating mold in its schools each year, but chooses to keep the information private from students, parents and staff, according to the Kansas City Star.
The Kansas City School District has spent more than $730,000 since 2005 for testing and remediation, but has not released the findings from the companies it hired, claiming the documents are private, the story stated.
After the teacher''s union sued the district over the disclosure of their findings from Knotts Elementary, an environmental studies magnet school, the only thing the school was willing to say is that mold was found at the school and it is still being cleaned, the story noted.
Students, teachers and staff have moved to the closed Pershing School for the remainder of the year, and before moving back to Knotts, the union wants to see the detailed report about the seriousness of the mold contamination, the story added.
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