Clara Barton Elementary students to relocate next week after asbestos discovery

Antionette Lee
February 14, 2020 - 6:26 pm
The School District of Philadelphia Headquarters.

KYW Newsradio, file


PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia public school that was closed this week due to asbestos concerns will relocate next week until further notice.

Clara Barton Elementary School students will relocate to Martin Luther King High School starting Wednesday.

Barton was closed this past week after damaged asbestos was found during inspections. 

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School officials say damaged insulation in the boiler room was also found. That area has to be closed off, which will affect heat in the building.

Students are out of school on Monday for Presidents Day. On Tuesday, they can pick up grab-and-go meals from Feltonville Intermediate School at E. Wyoming Street. 

Officials say they will give out information about transportation services at a later time.