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Hearst Elementry Shut Down due to MOLD, the Day before start of school!!

Original post made by Upset and Concerned Parent, Downtown, on Aug 25, 2009

Hearst Elementry Shut Down due to MOLD, the Day before start of school!!

This makes NO sense at all to find elevated levels of mold, ONE day prior to the start of school and send out an e-mail at 11:30 PM.

"Currently, the District is taking steps to test the environment in
classrooms and to follow standard protocol for cleanup. The timeline for
moving back into classrooms is not known at this time"

"Classes at Hearst Elementary School have been canceled for Tuesday, August
25. Environmental test results were returned late Monday evening which
indicate elevated mold levels in several classrooms"

"In order to allow
for the school district to make plans to accommodate your students and to
conduct additional testing,"

_________________________________________________________________

On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 2:21 PM, Pegi O'Hair <pohair@pleasanton.k12.ca.us> wrote:

The following message is from Mr. Kuhfal:

We are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow as we begin a new school
year!

I wanted to inform you that some mold has been detected in the exterior
walls of classrooms in the C Building. All of the classes in the C
Building have been relocated to other rooms on our campus. Tomorrow
morning (Tuesday), we ask that all 1st – 5th grade students report to the
playground and look for their classroom number and teacher. Our teachers
and staff will greet students at this location and walk them to their
classrooms.

Currently, the District is taking steps to test the environment in
classrooms and to follow standard protocol for cleanup. The timeline for
moving back into classrooms is not known at this time. I will be hosting
a Principal's Coffee tomorrow morning in the quad area at 8:30 a.m. If
you have any questions or concerns, I, along with District staff, will be
available to address them there.

We will be postponing our Back to School Night for one week--to Thursday,
September 3--to allow staff time to transition into their new classrooms.
The times will remain the same:
1s t -3rd grade 6 - 7 p.m.
4th - 5th grade 7 -8 p.m.

Please rest assured that we are proactively working through this situation
to ensure the safety of all students and staff. We will continue to
provide you with updated information as it becomes available.

Thank you for your patience and flexibility.

Mike Kuhfal,
Principal
___________________________________________________________________-
NOTE: E-mail sent to parents at 11:14 PM Monday night before first day of school!!!


Myla Grasso to Hearst
show details 11:14 PM (3 hours ago)


This following is an urgent message from Mike Kuhfal, Principal of Hearst
Elementary:
Classes at Hearst Elementary School have been canceled for Tuesday, August
25. Environmental test results were returned late Monday evening which
indicate elevated mold levels in several classrooms. In order to allow
for the school district to make plans to accommodate your students and to
conduct additional testing, Hearst will be shut down on Tuesday. If
possible, please do not bring your student to school. If you have child
care needs which preclude this, you may drop your child off, and he or she
will be cared for by Hearst staff in vacant classrooms and the library at
Pleasanton Middle School. The Hearst Kids Club will operate as normal.
Additional information will be shared via the autodialer, email, and our
website. Again, classes have been canceled at Hearst for Tuesday, August
25. Questions may be directed to the District Office at 462-5500 or
publicinfo@pleasanton.k12.ca.us.

______________________________

Myla Y. Grasso
Pleasanton Unified School District

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Posted by Hearst
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 25, 2009 at 2:29 am

Classes at Hearst Elementary School have been canceled for Tuesday, August


25. Environmental test results were returned late Monday evening which


indicate elevated mold levels in several classrooms. In order to allow


for the school district to make plans to accommodate your students and to


conduct additional testing, Hearst will be shut down


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Posted by toxicmoldtruth
a resident of Amador Estates
on Aug 25, 2009 at 6:43 pm

Hearst school officials and parents may want to check out the remarkable research on toxic mold removal done by environmental expert Dr Ed Close. Simply diffusing a therapeutic-grade oil regularly in these school buildings would likely result in an environment very hostile to mold. Moreover, numerous studies have shown breathing natural oils improves classroom performance.
Web Link

It seems like this would make traditional remediation projects easier and more effective, as well as creating a healthier environment for the students to learn.

In one instance, 10,667 stachybotrys mold spores were identified in a per cubic meter area. After diffusing Thieves essential oil for forty-eight hours, Dr Close retested. Only thirteen stachybotrys remained. Similarly, 75,000 stachybotrys mold spores were identified in a sample of sheetrock. After seventy-two hours of diffusing, no stachybotrys mold spores remained. (Stachybotrys has a reputation for being the most toxic mold.)


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