Moldy classrooms displace students...again

GREENWICH - The Greenwich Board of Education decided to disperse Hamilton Avenue School students through the district after the students were once again displaced by mold. Classes from pre-K all the way up to fifth grade will be sent to six different schools within the Greenwich public school system. The plan was explained to parents at a school board meeting. Hours before the meeting, parents and students demonstrated outside Greenwich Board of Education headquarters.

For the past three years, Hamilton Avenue School students have attended classes in modular classroom units at 1 Western Junior Parkway as the school addresses a mold problem. Now, those classrooms will also close this week after mold was found in a leaky roof inside the units.

Parents are furious, saying they've had to juggle their lives because their children have been home from school. Parents are also concerned that schedules, often sensitive to special needs children are disrupted. They are also upset that standardized tests, called the CMTs, are now being pushed back.

School officials say they will help both parents and student adjust during this transition period.

Click for GreenwichBoard of Education Web siteRelocation PlanPre-K (2 classes)- Old GreenwichPre-K (2 classes) - North StreetKindergarten (4 classes)- GlenvilleGrade 1 & Grade 1/2 (4 classes)- ParkwayGrades 2,3 & Grade 3/4 (5 classes) - Cos CobGrades 4,5 (4 classes)- Western Middle School

Greenwich school closed due to mold concernsHamilton Ave. students begin classes inmodular building in GreenwichTeachers in Greenwich prepare Hamilton AvenueSchool for wrecking ball

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