All Monroe Twp. schools closed for the rest of the week amid mold concerns

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Parents concerned over mold in schools. Jeannette Reyes reports during Action News at 12:30 p.m. on October 10, 2017. (WPVI)

The Monroe Township School District has closed all of its schools for the remainder of this week so that all facilities can be inspected amid concerns over mold.

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Parents attend meeting on mold found in schools. Jeannette Reyes reports during Action News at 4:30 a.m. on October 10, 2017.



Several parents expressed displeasure Monday night with the information coming from the district on the situation, especially following what was to be an update meeting.

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Parents attend meeting on mold found in schools. Jeannette Reyes reports during Action News at 4:30 a.m. on October 10, 2017.



The district said it will be employing a task force of local union leaders to relay information to the public.

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All Monroe Twp. schools closed for the rest of the week amid mold concerns: Bob Brooks reports on Action News at 5 p.m., October 9, 2017


The situation began with mold inside the now-closed Holly Glenn Elementary School.

Plans to have teachers prepare replacement classrooms from the school were canceled.
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Emergency meeting after mold in school. Jeannette Reyes reports during Action News at 5 a.m. on October 9, 2017.


An open house for students and parents at their alternative schools were also canceled.

Last week, the district closed Holly Glenn after test results showed there was a serious mold problem.

On Friday, many parents were confused and frustrated upon learning that their children were being taught in a school with mold issues.

But that anger was renewed after word quickly spread that mold-infested ceiling tiles were being removed at another school, Williamstown Middle School, while students were still in class.
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NJ school district holding emergency meeting over mold. Matt O'Donnell reports during Action News at 4:30 a.m. on October 9, 2017.


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