Seminole parents worried after mold found in several elementary school classrooms – WFTV


SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — Some parents in Oviedo are worried about their children’s health after mold was found in several of their classrooms at Evans Elementary.

For weeks, parents have complained about air quality issues and asked the Seminole School District to test the mold to see if it’s toxic.


Parents said Seminole Schools Superintendent Serita Beamon told them there were no plans to test classrooms and refused to allow parents to hire their own contractors.

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Evans’ parent, Krysten Bair, said the district’s response was baffling.

“We want answers, and we deserve them as parents: our children and our teachers’ health are at risk,” Bair said.

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Seminole District spokeswoman Katherine Crnovich called the parents’ comments “inaccurate” via email, but did not say why.

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The district sent an email to parents on Sunday saying there will be a secondary assessment and sampling will be done, but no mention of whether mold testing would be done.

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