By TESA CULLI
MT. VERNON — Mt. Vernon Township High School is still battling moisture problems in G Building, but this time, condensation created a film of mold in some of the classrooms.
“As far as we know at this time, the mold issue that existed before the beginning of the school year has been corrected,” MVTHS Superintendent Mike Smith said. “We have replaced the roof, which addressed the infiltration of water through the roof, and addressed the water coming in around the window panels. We have every reason to believe we can now move forward and that problem has been resolved.”
However, while the roof project is being concluded, several of the classrooms are without air conditioning, which has created a highly humid atmosphere in those classrooms and resulted in condensation on tables, desks, chairs, floors, walls and equipment.
“The air conditioning was on, then the air conditioning was turned off,” Smith said.
“Then there was no air circulation in those rooms, which contributed to what would appear to be a recurrence.”
Four to six classrooms were affected, and was further exacerbated by an air handling unit which malfunctioned. The thermostat controls have since been recalibrated by Honeywell, and the issue resolved, Smith said.
“Between readjusting the thermostat, the roof repairs and the ventilation units, we believe this was a one-time occurrence,” Smith said.
“It was not a reoccurrence of the mold issue we had before. This was surface mildew that was based on the condensation in those rooms ... which was directly related to those variables.
“There have been no reoccurrence of the mildew and it’s been several days since it happened. We’ll continue to keep an eye on it and see.”
Treatment of the mildew was done by maintenance staff at the high school, Smith said, who wiped down the surfaces in the classrooms with bleach wipes.
By TESA CULLI
Giving Heart Memorial Ride set for Sept. 20
The third annual Giving Heart Memorial Ride will take place Sept. 20 and all proceeds will benefit children's charities. The motorcycle ride is organized by the Brian M. Piper Memorial Foundation.Continued ...
Speed limit changing on Veterans
MT. VERNON — The speed limit on Veterans Memorial Drive will be lowered from 40 miles per hour to 35 miles per hour starting at 26th Street to 42nd Street.The City Council approved the change earlier this week, after initial discussions of the possibContinued ...
MVTHS opens bids for new school
MT. VERNON — Seventy-seven base construction bids for the new Mt. Vernon Township High School were received and read aloud Thursday during a public ceremony at the MVTHS auditorium.With the bids now in hand, MVTHS officials and consultants will beginContinued ...
County's reserve fund tapped
MT. VERNON — With three payrolls in September, the county is likely to use up the remaining funds in its reserve fund.Treasurer Dan Knox delivered the news to the Fiscal Committee on Thursday.“This month we have a whole bunch of claims. Next month weContinued ...
Ice bucket challenge held at ymca
MT. VERNON — The YMCA of Jefferson County hosted a special ice bucket challenge Thursday to raise money and awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease.Organizers estimated at least 200 people attended the gathering atContinued ...
- MVTHS to open new school bids today
- Clinics hit by cyber attack
- Drug warrants issued
- Truck purchase tabled
- MVTHS eyes new school tech plan
- Horse Creek Music Fest set for Sept. 27
- City responds to controversy
- Horse Creek Country Music Fest set for Sept. 27
- MVTHS approves tentative budget
- Vet's mother honored with flag
- Giving Heart Memorial Ride set for Sept. 20