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Environmentalist visits SES
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The school board held its regular meeting at the Smithville Elementary School library last week. - photo by Photo by: Reed Vanderpool
The threat of mold in the more than 50-year-old Smithville Elementary School building has motivated the school system to bring an environmental consultant in to evaluate the situation.At last week’s school board meeting, held in the library at SES, Director of Schools Mark Willoughby told the board that an air quality monitoring company has recently inspected the structure.While recommendations included a cleaning of air vents and additional insulation in some areas, Willoughby said the Nashville-based firm pronounced the suspected areas on the floor of some first-grade classrooms mold free.“Personally, I was pleased with some of the recommendations that he gave us,” Willoughby said.“One of the recommendations was basically to clean the air vents. He recommended that they be cleaned every 10-15 years. We're already in the process of making contacts with contractors in order to come in and do that.“There's another area that needs some insulation,” the director continued.