9 months later, mold still a problem for DISD school

DISD continues to battle a mold problem at Zumwalt Middle School.

At the same time, other issues are cropping up that have people associated with the school calling for answers.

Back in February News 8 reported that students and staff had to be relocated from several classrooms while crews dealt with mold in several classrooms and the principal’s office.

Friday News 8 obtained new photos showing what appears to be mold on walls and doorjambs of the school.

Another photo shows an area draped in plastic.

DISD told us crews have been working to get rid of the mold since “before Thanksgiving,” and say the work will continue to run through the winter break.

Adding to the issues at Zumwalt, the building is reportedly having heating issues.

On Friday the district said there was a pressurization problem with the heating system.

The district also said the school has been using portable heaters for weeks.

A person connected to the school alerted us that part of the building lost power Friday.

The district blames the use of those portable heaters.

DISD also points out that Zumwalt is one of the older buildings in the district, having been built in 1957.

In a statement, DISD told News 8 the following:

“Mold remediation has been happening on campus since before Thanksgiving. The plan is for remediation to continue through Winter break. Today, there was an incident that happened related to over pressurization of pipes. Maintenance staff is addressing the matter. The school has been using portable heaters for several weeks, that has, in part, contributed to some power outages. Zumwalt is among the District’s older campuses. Zumwalt was built in 1957.”

Source: http://www.wfaa.com/news/9-months-later-mold-still-a-problem-for-disd-school/367570416


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