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After mold delay, school resumes

September 13, 2011
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MINNEAPOLIS — The start of classes at Jordan Elementary were delayed a week after the discovery of mold led to a major school-wide cleanup, according to the Star Tribune.

The school''s problems began mid-summer when a cooling unit broke down, allowing for higher than normal heat and humidity levels, the article stated.

According to the article, Superintendent Kirk Nelson believes routine carpet cleaning contributed to the problem as workers had a hard time completely drying damp carpets.

Last month, the Jordan school board pushed back the first day of school to give workers more time to install new carpet in dozens of classrooms and clean several air ducts, the article noted.

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