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Fox Elementary School closes down for the weekend due to mold issues

RICHMOND, Va. — Fox Elementary School has closed down this weekend as crews attempt to address a mold issue.

Richmond School Board member Kim Gray told CBS 6 that she was alerted to the problem after receiving a call from a teacher Tuesday night. The school did testing on the mold Wednesday and will be cleaning it up Saturday and Sunday.

The school’s principal, Daniela Jacobs, sent an email to parents that said the following:

Greetings Fox Family,

This is your principal Daniela Jacobs, with an update on some work that will be completed in our building.  As I am sure you are aware, we have been challenged with flooding and dampness, especially in the basement area.  This weekend, Contractors will be working around the clock mitigating some environmental issues, cleaning out HVAC units, and replacing insulation around piping.  Additionally, we are working on a solution to prevent any further flooding in the basement area.  Please know, that our building is safe and there are no health concerns for students or staff!   If you have any questions, please do not hesitate  to contact me.

Have a great weekend.

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