District tries to show Laurel Plains E.S. is safe

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The New City School District Superintendent, Dr. Meg Keller-Cogan, and her staff took up office today at Laurel Plains Elementary School in an effort to show the building is safe.

For nearly two months, the school has been closed after an unknown odor caused staff and students to become sick. Students at the school were housed at various schools, ending up at the then-closed Hillcrest Elementary School until the building was deemed safe.

The superintendent and her staff will work in various rooms within the building over the next few days ahead of the students' expected return on Dec. 13.

A state report has recommended that the sewer system be reconfigured and rats nests found in the air conditioning system should be removed, recommendations which should be completed by the end of the week.

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