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Blairstown Elementary School will not open Tuesday due to mold

BLAIRSTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – Blairstown Elementary School will not open Tuesday due to the presence of mold, according to Superintendent Mark Saalfield.

“I deeply regret having to notify you all that we will be unable to open school tomorrow, September 4 as scheduled,” saalfield said.

Air and surface test results, just received indicate the presence of mold in a few classrooms of our fourth grade wing.   Those rooms will be remediated by a professional remediation company under the supervision of our environmental engineer, Saalfield said.

“Even though it appears that there are only a few classrooms affected, I must have all areas of the school tested and the results returned before allowing staff and students back into the building,” Saalfield said.

This may take longer than a single day to test and get the results back but the district will send out another message regarding when school can reopen.

“Student and staff safety is paramount and I hope we can reopen safely as soon as possible,” Saalfield said.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

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