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Mold cleanup at DeKalb Co. school delayed

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First responders were called to the school amid concerns of a new mold outbreak, but EMA officials said a wall of concern only contained black paint. First responders were called to the school amid concerns of a new mold outbreak, but EMA officials said a wall of concern only contained black paint.
VALLEY HEAD, AL (WAFF) -

Work to remove mold from a DeKalb County School was delayed.

Students were moved out of the high school building at Valley Head School on March 14. First responders were called to the school amid concerns of a new mold outbreak, but EMA officials said a wall of concern only contained black paint. However, school officials admit they had been dealing with a mold problem.

Concerned parents prompted school officials to move children out of the high school, and into other buildings on campus. Plans were to begin mold cleanup during the school's spring break in a job that was expected to last 30 to 35 days.

Thursday afternoon, school officials postponed the work until the summer. In the meantime, portable classrooms will be used. Crews are expected to return to do the cleanup work once students depart for the summer. Additional work such as replacing some heat and air units, as well as some foundation work to the school is also expected.

School officials estimated the project at just over $50-thousand.

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