After a delayed start to the school year due to a mould outbreak, students at Glencoe’s Ekcoe Central Public School are finally heading to class, but at a different school.
They’ll get their first day of classes today (Friday) at Glencoe District High School.
Thames Valley District School Board Superintendent, Jennifer Wilkinson tells AM980 they’re doing everything they can to get this issue dealt with in a timely manner.
“There is a great deal of work being done over there. I would rather give you more specific information from the facility service personnel, but I will tell you we have outside consultants and a number of different companies working in various areas of the school.”
Earlier this week a statement was issued by the school’s Principal, Jennifer Richards saying changes were made at Glencoe District High School such as ensuring full supervision of both groups of students and separate washrooms for elementary students — to make the transition as seamless as possible. Classrooms were also being ‘transformed’ into “bright and lively temporary learning environments.”
Officials have not set a timeline for the school to re-open.
“At the present time we’re day to day. We know that we will definitely be here tomorrow (Friday), and we anticipate part of next week,” says Superintendent Wilkinson.
Updates will be posted on the school’s website, as well as on social media and through recorded telephone messages.