Upper Perkiomen High School to resume classes after tackling persistent mold problem

Things are under control, but some parents still have some concerns.

Dan Wing
September 14, 2018 - 8:27 am
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Upper Perkiomen High School is set to reopen Monday now that officials believe they have a mold situation under control. 

School officials and a mold expert gave parents an update at a school board meeting Thursday night, saying the mold issue, which closed the school this week, is being taken care of. Mold was first found over the summer, and crews thought they had it cleaned out. But that mold returned thanks to high heat and humidity the last few weeks and an HVAC system that wasn't properly maintained. 

While things are under control now, parents told CBS 3 Eyewitness News they still have some concerns.

"I think they’re doing what they can to get things cleaned up. I’m just concerned we weren’t aware of what happened during the summertime until last week,” said one parent.

Moving forward, the mold expert says a better maintenance schedule and adding dehumidifiers in classrooms should remedy the problem. Cleaning will continue over the weekend with school set to reopen on Monday.