"One study of an elementary school showed that if $8,140 had been spent over 22 years on preventive maintenance, $1.5 million in repairs could have been avoided. In addition, poor indoor air quality can contribute to the closing of schools, create liability problems, and strain relationships among parents, teachers, and the school administration." (Minnesota Dept. of Health)
Mold and Buckled Gym Floor Make School Unusable
County workers went inside the building, and posted pictures on the county’s website to show what the old building looks like inside. They found both black and green mold, as well as a buckled gym floor. (WSLS News 10, Roanoke, VA)
Mold, Buckled Floor Means Old Blackburg Middle School Not an Option for High School Students
| WSLS10 Reporter Published: July 2, 2010 Updated: July 2, 2010
BLACKSBURG - Montgomery County school leaders have a big decision coming up: Where Blacksburg High School students should go to class this upcoming school year.
One option that won’t be on the table, is the old Blacksburg Middle School.
County workers went inside the building, and posted pictures on the county’s website to show what the old building looks like inside. They found both black and green mold, as well as a buckled gym floor.
Montgomery County Schools Superintendent Brenda Blackburn says the building has not been in consistent use since 2003.
“One exception was the annex which has about 12 rooms in it. But 12 rooms would not even accomodate a single grade level,“ said Blackburn.
She expects the Montgomery County School Board will make a decison on where students will go to school, at their next meeting on Tuesday, July 6th.