Yonkers PTA: Mold at School 22 a big problemPosted: Updated:
Parents at a PTA meeting Wednesday vented their frustrations over mold concerns in some of the modular classrooms at School 22 in Yonkers.
Aneida Vazquez says over the past two years, her daughter Chloe has complained of headaches and not feeling well. "It's scary to think that it could be the mold and the modulars, it's just scary," says Vazquez.
Yonkers Schools Superintendent Dr. Edwin Quezada, along with the school’s facilities manager, acknowledged that there is a small amount of mold in the buildings but that an air quality test found the levels higher on the outside of the school. Quezada says crews have been brought in to fix the problem.
While the work is being done, students are attending class in the gymnasium. "We will complete the outside work and then we will bring the company again to do all of the testing associated with air quality and then we'll decide whether to put them back or not," says Quezada.
PTA president Nina Daley says they also did their own testing and they have a different solution. "Ultimately, these modulars need to come down they need to be rebuilt. That is our ultimate goal."
Some parents have taken to social media over the issue and not everyone was happy with the meeting. Nicole C. posted “We asked MANY questions that were NOT answered properly and were danced around....We still have a fight here.”
Officials say another PTA meeting will be held at the school in the coming weeks.