J.B.Kelly Elementary School closed Thursday due to mold

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J.B.Kelly Elementary School closed Thursday due to mold. Katherine Scott reports during Action News at 5:30 a.m. on October 12, 2017. (WPVI)

The School District of Philadelphia has announced that John B. Kelly Elementary School in the city's Germantown section will be closed Thursday to due to issues with mold.

A statement from the district said due to heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) issues, traces of mold were found in several classrooms.

The district reported that an environmental remediation contractor began working to remove the problem at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

While students will have the day off, Kelly staff will report to the Hill-Freedman World Academy located at 1100 Mt. Pleasant Street.

The district said it will provide an additional update at noon for parents, staff and the school community.

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J.B.Kelly Elementary School closed Thursday due to mold: Jim Gardner reports on Action News at 11 p.m., October 11, 2017



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