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A teacher a Fox Elementary School says there's been mold in multiple classrooms throughout the school, and students and staff could have been breathing it in. Jennifer Ramachandran believes the responsibility falls onto the city of Richmond for not allocating Richmond Public Schools the funding they requested to fix school facilities. Ramachandran says pictures of what she says is mold on ceiling and piping throughout the building, were presented publicly over a year ago during a Support Richmond Public Schools rally and petitioning of council members.
Ramachandran says she’s grateful something is finally being done, after the lower level of William Fox Elementary flooded several times this past week. Ramachandran says when workers went in to clean up the water, they found the very thing she said had been there all along. "They have found black mold and the humidity levels have been high… The humidity levels are different in all of the rooms, in the basement… which they are looking to remediate this weekend."
RPS requested $10 million to fix up facilities. The city gave one million. Fox Elementary School’s principal says the building is safe and will be clean by class time on Monday.
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