Third-Grade Wing of Oakdale Elementary School Closed due to Mold Infestation

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Third-Grade Wing of Oakdale Elementary School Closed due to Mold Infestation


Third-grade wing of Oakdale Elementary School building in Cincinnati, Ohio, was temporarily closed on August 12 due to mold outbreak.

The wing was shut down after mold was discovered on books and clipboards in a classroom.

The students have been temporarily shifted to other classrooms while the crews are working to clean up the wing.


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600,000 books damaged by Mold

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A grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will be applied to fix the damage to 600,000 books damaged by mold while books were in storage underground in Columbia, although 100,000 of those books will be lost.

James Cogswell, Director of Libraries at the University of Missouri said there will be a partnership with Washington University and Missouri State University for replacement copies of missing documents.

The grant is for $400,000, and will be combined with insurance money to handle repair and replacement.