Fungus found in 3 classrooms, closet at White Twp. School

WHITE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – Fungus has been found in three classrooms and a closet at the White Township Consolidated School, located at 565 County Route 519, according to Chief School Administrator William Thompson.

“To proceed in a cautious manner, RK Environmental was contacted immediately, so they could visit our school and appropriately assess the situation,” Thompson said.

In abundance of caution and per RK Environmental’s guidance, the three classrooms and closet are being professionally cleaned by PuroClean, Thompson said.

The classrooms and closet are properly sealed off while cleaning is occurring,, to ensure safe learning and work environment for students and faculty, Thompson said.

When the cleaning is completed, RK environmental will return to conduct testing to ensure work was properly completed and the fungal growth has been removed, Thompson said.

“RK Environmental is actively monitoring and taking all appropriated precautionary measures necessary to provide our school community with a safe and healthy environment,” Thompson said.

Willow Grove Elementary School in Hackettstown was closed for several weeks in the beginning of last school year after school officials were made aware of a fungus build up in the school.

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