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Midview High School deals with moisture issue

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EATON TWP. — An environmental company will perform a thorough cleaning of classrooms, air ducts, ceiling tiles and lockers at Midview High School after high levels of moisture were found within the school.

Superintendent Bruce Willingham said the area affected was the part of the building that has air-conditioned rooms.

“The mixture of cool and warm air in the area created excess moisture, which caused some concerns,” Willingham said.

Willingham said the maintenance staff worked with an environmental cleaning company Friday to review and inspect the issues within classrooms, lockers and/or hallways.

“After reviewing the findings and determining there was no immediate threat to safety, we took the precaution of deciding to perform a thorough cleaning,” he said.

Additionally, students with lockers near the affected rooms were asked to remove their personal items so the locker cleaning could be performed inside and out, Willingham said.

Midview High School is the second school within Lorain County to experience moisture issues since August.

The Lorain County Joint Vocational School sent staff home Aug. 21 and closed for the rest of the week after elevated mold spore counts were found in parts of the building.

No black mold was found at the JVS; and the school opened for staff and students as planned Aug. 27.

Contact Melissa Linebrink at (440) 329-7243 or mlinebrink@chroniclet.com. Follow her on Twitter @MLinebrinkCT.
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