Dear Gladwyne Families,
Last week, we shared with you that slightly elevated levels of penicillium/aspergillus spores were found in classrooms 112 and 118 due to the wet, humid weather we've been experiencing. Those classrooms were taken out of use Friday and remediation efforts began immediately.
I'm pleased to let you know that those efforts were successful. Air samples taken yesterday in those rooms – and in additional areas tested throughout the school – show levels that are well below the typical outdoor air level of 290 penicillium/aspergillus spores per m3 in our area in September.
In Room 112, the level was down to 76 spores per m3 and in Room 118, the level was down to 190 spores per m3.
In addition, to improve overall comfort for our students and staff, dehumidifiers were placed throughout the building over the long weekend. The humidity level in the building is now lower than it was last week.
I look forward to seeing everyone on our return to school tomorrow.
Veronica A. Ellers