West Elementary temporarily relocates three classes for mold testing, cleaning

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CULLMAN, Ala. – Three West Elementary School classrooms impacted by the potential discovery of mold will be temporarily relocated while the affected areas are tested and cleaned for the new school year.

Cullman City Schools is having the air quality tested in the entire school and is moving forward immediately with cleaning the affected areas to resolve the issue. It’s expected to be resolved within a couple of weeks, after which classes should be able to safely return to those areas.

“We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate the patience of parents as we work to proactively and safely resolve this issue as quickly as possible,” Superintendent Kyle Kallhoff said.

The school administration is working with the affected teachers to temporarily relocate their classrooms to different areas of campus, and West Elementary Principal Dr. Jay Page is contacting the parents of students impacted by the temporary moves.

Students return to Cullman City Schools on Wednesday, August 11 for the start of the 2021-2022 school year.