KENNEBUNK, ME — Some teachers and staff at The Middle School of the Kennebunks are hoping for workers'' compensation and relocation because of concerns over air quality and mold inside the school, according to WMTW-TV.
Staff members said poor construction around windows and in other parts of the nine-year-old building has caused repeated leaks, mold and other issues, the article noted.
"Some of the faculty and staff have developed long term respiratory problems. Two to three people have been removed from work," attorney Mark Cloutier said.
Cloutier represents 19 teachers and staff who are seeking workers'' compensation to pay for lost time and health care expenses they said are related to mold or air quality issues, the article stated.
According to the article, School Superintendent Andrew Dolloff said the health of students and staff is his priority, and that''s why he said the district has spent $675,000 addressing the issues and adhering to a list of 20 recommendations made by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, as well directives from two other consultants.
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