Despite a mold problem , the first day of school for Darlington High School students and staff is still set for Monday. School officials met earlier Sunday to discuss the problem.
T hey've been treating the mold issue at Darlington High for several weeks now.
"On Tuesday when teachers returned to their classrooms, it became apparent the problem was more widespread than originally believed. The school district, in consultation with the industrial hygiene experts, began the process of cleaning the classrooms with specially recommended products, removing the carpet, and installing and running industrial dehumidifiers," explained Darlington School District spokesman Audrey Childers.
Childers goes on to say after further testing, "the classes and offices affected by the mold will be relocated to other classrooms on the school campus and adjoining district grounds."
T he affected building will be closed as the clean up continues but may reopen as soon as Wednesday.
"The well-being of our students and staff is the most important issue," said Dr. Eddie Ingram, superintendent of the Darlington County School District. "Our school and district personnel have come together to create a workable plan that will allow our students to begin school on time Monday morning while also assuring everyone is working and learning in a safe environment. I applaud their hard work. We will continue to monitor this situation closely."
P arents with questions are asked to contact the principal if they have concerns.