HINSDALE, Ill. (CBS) — Hinsdale Middle School says cleaning up mold in the building will keep it closed through the week.
“Let me make it clear from the board’s perspective and administration, the number-one issue at hand here is the health and safety of the students,” District 181 School Board President Marty Turek told parents who packed an emergency meeting Monday night.
School officials said classes could be held at another school beginning Thursday, but details were being worked out. As for Hinsdale Middle School, it may not reopen until next Tuesday. The school was closed last Friday when a lingering mold problem was detected.
Parents expressed frustration that there had been previous problems with mold at the school.
Previously, in July 2012, mold was discovered in a bathroom. In August 2013, there was mold in 3 classrooms, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.
Earlier Monday, Bridget McGuiggan, the spokeswoman for Hinsdale Middle School, says more staff than students have reported health issues that may be related to mold.