ERIE, Illinois – Erie Schools will be closed Friday, October 28 after health inspectors found high concentrations of non-toxic mold in the district’s elementary and middle schools.
“Even though our Environment Engineer has assured us that there are no toxic molds in any classrooms, we still have evidence that we do have high concentrations of non-toxic molds in several classrooms at the Elementary and Middle Schools,” high school principal Tom McConnell said in a statement.
“We have been given specific areas that need cleaning, and we will be taking the day on Friday to clean and make the air quality better for all of our students.”
The decision came after preliminary test results of the most recent, campus-wide air quality tests. The district plans to release the full report from the Environmental Engineer on-line when it is completed.
“We feel that by taking the day off on Friday to clean, the air will be cleaner on Monday to begin the new week,” McConnell said in the statement.
“We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause, but we are trying to focus on the air quality of our campus.”