Mold found for 2nd time in District Heights Elementary, students to move to new building

Prince George's County elementary school closed amid mold concerns (ABC7)

School starts on September 4th in Prince George’s County and some parents are already nervous about sending their kids back to school.

That’s because, once again, mold was discovered at District Heights Elementary School, where teachers and students have expressed concerns about air quality.

“I received information. that mold has reappeared at District Heights Elementary School,” said Interim CEO Dr. Monica Goldson.

“I spoke with so many staff members who were sick as a result of that building,” said school board member Edward Burroughs.

Angela Washington’s eight-year-old attended the elementary school, she now wonders if the decision to move the children to Forestville High School comes a little too late.

“To know that I sent my daughter to school every day filled with mold, it’s alarming, it’s frustrating,” said Washington. “I’m not sure I can trust them.”

Dr. Goldson says she found out about the mold on her very first day as acting CEO.

An external evaluation was then conducted to determine why the mold continues to reappear.

The FY-19 budget includes $2.5 million, which will be used to replace the air conditioning unit at District Heights Elementary School.

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