I am a Congers parent whose child will be attending Lakewood Elementary for the 2014-2015 school year.
We were invited for a walk through of the building and during our tour of the lower level we noticed a very strong mold smell. So strong that I started feeling sick.
I contacted the district and John LaNave responded that health and safety testing will be conducted over the summer. I then requested they confirm a mold test will be performed and again he gave me the standard answer—a health and safety test will be conducted over the summer, so basically he refused to answer.
Something needs to be done immediately! Children have been in this building all year, and i believe the principal and teachers smelled this and ignored it or maybe they reported it and allowed the district to ignore it. Either way our children are being put at risk, and the parents need to know if their children were exposed to mold all year.