Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Apollo Middle School To Reopen Thursday

   
WHEC-TV reports: Greece Apollo Middle School will reopen to students on Thursday. The New York State Education Department has cleared the school for occupany.

Testing of plaster found in the third floor stairwell is complete. It was determined that the actual plaster did contain asbetos, however, air quality tests showed no asbestos release in any part of the building, including the stairwell.

MPNNews reports: District spokeswoman Laurel Heiden released this statement this afternoon:

New York State Education Department has cleared Apollo for occupancy and school will be in session tomorrow. Testing of plaster found in the third floor stairwell is complete. It was determined that the actual plaster did contain asbestos, however, air quality tests showed no asbestos release in any part of the building, including the stairwell. An outside consulting firm specializing in handling hazardous materials is already on site. You will notice plywood and plastic barriers on the doorways leading to the affected stairwell. Barriers were installed as one of the required protective measures to contain the plaster within the stairwell and to ensure that no one enters the area during the removal process. Although SED would permit us to complete the removal during school hours, as an additional safety measure, we have opted to complete it when students are not in the building. Cleanup and removal is expected to occur this Thursday afternoon and evening. Continuous air monitoring will be performed by a third party environmental laboratory before, during and after abatement. Safety remains our top priority. Thank you for your understanding as we work to resolve this matter.

SCATS ~~ If your kid develops mesothelioma 25 years from now, just remember where and when they were exposed so you can sue the district.
   
 

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Interesting how the D&C posts a duplicated stories on their website on consecutive days, so that the comments posted with the original story get lost in the frey.

4/13
The Greece Central School District Board of Education has adopted a $197.6 million budget proposal for 2011-12. The proposal will go to voters on May 17.
The plan, approved Tuesday night, increases overall spending by 2 percent over this year and would increase the tax levy by about 2 percent.
Community meetings are scheduled to review the proposal:
7 p.m. today at Greece Arcadia Middle School, 130 Island Cottage Road.
7 p.m. April 25 at Messiah Lutheran Church, 4301 Mt. Read Blvd.
7 p.m. April 28 at Olympia High School, 1139 Maiden Lane.
A public hearing on the budget will be held May 3


4/14
The Greece Central School District Board of Education adopted a $197.6 million budget proposal for 2011-12 during a meeting last night.
The proposal will go to voters on May 17.
The plan increases overall spending by 2 percent over this year and would increase the tax levy by about 2 percent.
Community meetings are scheduled to review the proposal.
Those meetings will be held:
--7 p.m. Thursday at Greece Arcadia Middle School, 130 Island Cottage Road.
--7 p.m. April 25 at Messiah Lutheran Church, 4301 Mt. Read Blvd.
--7 p.m. April 28 at Olympia High School, 1139 Maiden Lane.
A public hearing on the budget will be held May 3

SCATS said...

To 9:58AM ~~ Yup. They've been using that tactic for awhile now. Another one is to simply remove ALL comments a day or so later. OR when they post the second day in a row, the first day's story gets taken off the page making it VERY tough to locate, unless you saved the link ;)

Anonymous said...

FYI the per pupil cost of keeping WR open has gone up...an alternative school located in the WR building has left to save money. 5-6 more classroom now vacant

SCATS said...

To 3:56PM ~~ Thanks for the info. We can't close down West Ridge thanks to Roger Boily's push for the vote to lock us into keeping the Family Center open for a minimum of 2 yrs. I've heard it is also under-utilized despite our expenditure to refurbish the space!