EECC students moved ahead of safety concerns
Wed, 01/29/2020 - 4:49pm admin
Marcie Klomp ~ News Editor email@example.com
ELMA - Parents of Elma Early Childhood Center (EECC) were told their children were moved to Elma Public Library for safety reasons, starting at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22.
The EECC is connected to the old school building that is scheduled to be demolished in February. The City had hired a certified asbestos abatement company to remove the asbestos in the old building.
When the company arrived the week of Jan. 22, they discovered some of the asbestos had been disturbed and was possibly transferred through the hallways to the gymnasium and daycare building. They recommended to close those areas to have them thoroughly cleaned.
Board member Bruce Weigel said it was a joint decision between the City and EECC board, erring on the side of caution. Instead of waiting for an air test, the children were quickly transferred to the Library on Wednesday and went to the Memorial Hall on Thursday, while the abatement company started its cleaning.
The State will allow the daycare and gym to re-open once the facility has been certified clean, which is expected to be Monday, Feb. 3.