Mold Found In SD Schools During Heat Wave
July 22, 2011, 6:17 AM
SIOUX FALLS, SD -
School officials in Sioux Falls are blaming unusually high heat and humidity for the growth of mold in six elementary schools.
School District Operational Services Director Jeff Kreiter says mold was found on classroom carpets and some walls. He says the affected areas have been cleaned and officials plan air quality tests.
Kreiter says when warm air in the buildings met cold classroom floors, condensation formed and surface mold began to grow. The schools were warmer than usual because of the temperature outside but also because air conditioners were turned off last weekend. Some elementary schools have had no air conditioning almost all summer because of cost-cutting measures.
Kreiter says the district will run air conditioners more often following the mold discovery.
© 2011 Associated Press. All rights reserved. Material may not be redistributed.
9/15/2014 10:53 AM
According to Sioux Falls Police, 16-year-old Piper Hyser was found Sunday afternoon.
9/18/2014 5:20 PM
A successful Estelline cross country athlete is being forced to sit this season out because she participated in a charity run aimed at keeping kids aw...
9/20/2014 12:35 PM
A two vehicle crash has left one person with life threatening injuries.
9/17/2014 1:18 PM
Law enforcement are involved in a search at a Canton business.
9/19/2014 9:55 PM
At spots like 18th Amendment, people can enjoy food, entertainment and an alcoholic drink, but the way people consume that drink could be changing dra...