Read the five-part series of stories and Public Asks about the mold situation in ABSS schools – plus the newspaper’s editorial page opinion on the issue.
• Opening of the school year will be delayed until Sept. 5 after possibility of mold found at more than a dozen schools: https://alamancenews.com/school-system-delays-school-opening-pending-mold-inspections/
• AN INVESTIGATIVE REPORT: County’s health department has repeatedly (annually) reported on water leaks at various ABSS schools: https://alamancenews.com/county-health-departments-repeated-annual-warnings-to-school-system-of-water-damage-from-leaks-seemingly-ignored/
• School system got $1 million settlement from roofing manufacturing; proceeds were to be used at 5 schools with faulty roofs: https://alamancenews.com/abss-received-nearly-1m-settlement-to-fix-leaky-roofs-at-schools-with-reported-mold/
• The Public Asks: Did school officials turn off humidity control sensors during the summer? https://alamancenews.com/the-public-asks-were-humidity-control-device-in-schools-turned-off-all-summer/
• The Public Asks: Didn’t school board members vote to divert money from HVAC, air quality issues to teacher raises? https://alamancenews.com/the-public-asks-didnt-the-school-board-vote-to-use-designated-money-for-air-quality-improvements-on-teacher-bonuses/
• Our editorial view: Mold problems predictable based on years of ABSS neglect and school board siphoning money away from intended purposes: https://alamancenews.com/years-of-abss-ignoring-damage-from-water-leaks-in-schools-has-contributed-to-apparent-proliferation-of-mold/