The city’s Department of Education has cleaned out moldy classroom trailers at Cardozo and Francis Lewis High Schools prior to the beginning of the school year, NY 1 reported.
Teachers from both schools as well as Richmond Hill High School had requested inspection by the teachers’ union’s health unit after spotting water leaking through cracked ceilings and moldy vents in classroom trailers.
Reports from the inspections concluded that mold had returned following cleanups at the schools and that the problem could not be alleviated due to multiple sources of moisture intrusion in the trailers, NY 1 reported.
The DOE and the teacher’s union could not be reached for comment.
But NY 1 reported that the DOE had responded to the health reports by cleaning the trailers at Cardozo and Francis Lewis during the days leading up to the new school year.
And students have been removed from the moldy units at Richmond Hill for the time being.A majority of the city’s 357 classroom trailers, which were designed to last 10 years, were installed during the 1990s.