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The students and staff at Andrews Elementary School may have to relocate at the beginning of the school year due to mold found in the classrooms. The Alamance-Burlington School System (ABSS) said mold was found around two weeks ago during the school’s summer cleaning. An inspection also determined that mold was also found around some of the HVAC return areas. Top StoriesNorth Carolina Highway Patrol: two people from Advance killed in crashHenry County sheriff’s office investigating stabbing at birthday partyNorth Carolina voters can now get photo ID cards at election offices in all 100 countiesGet the latest news stories of interest by clicking hereAccording to Les Atkins, the public information officer of ABSS, the staff and principal working at the school during the summer were immediately relocated as a safety precaution. HVAC contractors have been in contact with the faculty staff to assess the problem and costs. The ABSS Board of Education has approved a contract to fully clean any mold found in the building. Costs start at $652,946. The contract also includes a post-remediation verification company to ensure the building is safe for students and staff. ABSS is monitoring the repair timeline to potentially temporarily relocate staff and students ahead of the originally scheduled student return on Aug. 28.“We appreciate in advance our families and staff for their patience and understanding as we work to address this issue as swiftly as possible,” said Dain Butler, the ABSS superintendent. The school district says they are hopeful the issue will be fixed and mold remediation will be completed in time for the first day of school but are exploring alternative locations and transportation options for the school if temporary relocation is required by the start of the school year. ABSS will continue to provide updates on this situation. Check back for more information. Watch: NOWCAST streaming newscastsNAVIGATE: Home | Weather | Watch NOWCAST TV | Local News | National | News We Love |Trending StoriesKeep up with the latest news and weather by downloading the WXII app here.

The students and staff at Andrews Elementary School may have to relocate at the beginning of the school year due to mold found in the classrooms.

The Alamance-Burlington School System (ABSS) said mold was found around two weeks ago during the school’s summer cleaning. An inspection also determined that mold was also found around some of the HVAC return areas.

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According to Les Atkins, the public information officer of ABSS, the staff and principal working at the school during the summer were immediately relocated as a safety precaution. HVAC contractors have been in contact with the faculty staff to assess the problem and costs.

The ABSS Board of Education has approved a contract to fully clean any mold found in the building. Costs start at $652,946. The contract also includes a post-remediation verification company to ensure the building is safe for students and staff.

ABSS is monitoring the repair timeline to potentially temporarily relocate staff and students ahead of the originally scheduled student return on Aug. 28.

“We appreciate in advance our families and staff for their patience and understanding as we work to address this issue as swiftly as possible,” said Dain Butler, the ABSS superintendent.

The school district says they are hopeful the issue will be fixed and mold remediation will be completed in time for the first day of school but are exploring alternative locations and transportation options for the school if temporary relocation is required by the start of the school year.

ABSS will continue to provide updates on this situation. Check back for more information.

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