Mold at Eastern York delays start, closes middle school


The Eastern York School District has delayed the start of classes by at least three days, and it will move middle school students to other buildings for up to six weeks because of mold.

The district says the projected first day of school for all Eastern York students is now scheduled for Monday, Aug. 27.

Classes initially were set to begin Wednesday, Aug. 22.

In a statement on the district’s website, superintendent Joseph Mancuso said the mold was discovered Monday in the lower level of Eastern York Middle School. He said the affected area was isolated and all employees were told to leave the building.

Professionals have been working to dry out and clean the middle school since then, and air quality tests have been performed on all other district buildings.

The test results, however, have not been returned, and the middle school will need to remain closed for an extended period of time to complete the work.

“While we are unsure of the length of the closure, the district anticipates it to be at least three weeks, with a maximum closure of six weeks,” Mancuso said in the statement.  

Students in the sixth grade will have classes at Canadochly Elementary, while seventh-grade students will go to Wrightsville Elementary. Eighth graders will use classrooms at Eastern York High School.

Online: Eastern York School District

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