The New London Middle School is set to undergo a $14,000 project to remove asbestos from its boiler room. The project will begin after the school year, next summer.
While school officials say currently there are no health concerns for students and staff, it’s an effort that’s been 10 years in the making.
The project could theoretically begin now during the school year, however the district voted in favor to take the overly cautious approach and keep the well-being of faculty and students in mind. The school board approved the action at its November meeting.
Asbestos has not only been found in the boiler room, but also in some bricks, tiles, and ceilings.
Schools undergo state asbestos testing every three years, and if there were any immediate concerns, school officials would have been notified immediately.