PRESS RELEASE

DATE:  August 11, 2017

CONTACT:  
Cristen McMillan
Phone:  772-564-5527

 

Vero Beach, FL, August 13, 2017– Two professional mold remediation companies, Mr. Restore and EE&G (Environmental Engineers, Consultants and Contractors) have completed a deep cleaning and inspection of the 600, 700 and 800 wings.  Air quality tests for the 600 wing were conducted this weekend with an official written report to be received by mid-week.  To assure our community of our students’ safety, and as an additional precautionary measure, air quality tests will also be conducted in the 700 and 800 wings with an official written report to be received by the end of the week.  As soon as official written results are received for each wing, classes and schedules will resume in those areas.

In order to ensure the safety our students and faculty, students will be relocated to other classrooms or placed in alternative areas such as the art room, music room, etc.  These alternative areas have had no evidence of mold, however, have also been deep cleaned and inspected. 

Assistant Superintendent of Operations, Jon Teske, stated, “We are confident that the precautionary air sampling testing will provide additional specific quantitative results from each classroom wing and further reassure our students and faculty that Osceola Magnet is safe for occupancy.”

Osceola Magnet school will have a modified schedule the first week of school, Monday August 14th-Friday, August 18th, 2017.  On those days, school will end at 1:40pm.  The normal early release bus schedule will be in place, and extended day services will be available, free of charge, to Osceola families during this week of school. 

Principal Scott Simpson added, “Osceola Magnet teachers and staff are looking forward to welcoming our students back on Monday.  Although not in their assigned classrooms, we are working to ensure that students have a positive first week back, and a great school year ahead.”

Families who make a personal decision to keep their students home during the first week of school will receive excused absences for the week.

We know this is an inconvenience for our families and faculty, but feel the additional precautionary measures are in the best interest of student and faculty safety.