Dear Cozy Lake Elementary School Parents and Guardians:

Late last week, two classrooms in Cozy Lake Elementary School were identified as having areas of persistent mold in them. An environmental remediation company was contacted, the rooms were tested, and an unacceptable level of mold was found in those two areas. The two classrooms are in the process of being remediated.

Unfortunately, the number of classrooms impacted by mold has grown over the past 24 hours. The safety and security of our students and staff is our utmost concern. In order to have the remainder of the building cleaned and inspected, it will be necessary to relocate all Cozy Lake classes to Milton Elementary School for tomorrow, Thursday, September 6. Please note that no other school buildings have been impacted and Milton will continue to operate on a normal schedule.

Your child’s transportation will not be affected by the change in location. You are encouraged to pack a lunch and snacks for your child.

The district will continue to work with the remediation company to ensure that the facility is safe for students and staff to attend. I will continue to update you on the status of reopening the building. Rest assured that we will not be opening the building until it is deemed safe to do so. Please understand that this may take some time.

Again, I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. Unfortunately, many other districts in the state are faced with similar circumstances. The humid and rainy summer is thought to be the contributing factor.

Jeanne Howe, Superintendent of Schools

This letter was originally published on the Jefferson Township Public Schools website.

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