Officials: Stamford school shut down due to mold

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STAMFORD -

A Stamford school will shut down Wednesday due to mold contamination, board of education officials say.

The Board of Education announced Westover Elementary School will close Wednesday for immediate mold removal after tests showed that the contamination appears to be spreading. 

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Classes will not resume for a week and are expected to resume on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the earliest, officials say.

The announcement comes after Mayor David Martin formed a mold task force which met with Board of Education members Tuesday night.

The mold task force recommended the removal of all students and staff, instead of relocating them throughout the building. 

Mold was discovered at Westover Elementary in August inside the auditorium and classrooms. 

Officials say the Boys and Girls Club is offering child care for families who do not have the option of staying home from school.

Children who attend classes at the Boys and Girls Club should report to their bus stops at the regular time, officials say.

Parents say it's a relief school officials are working to address the mold and have it properly moved.

Teachers from the school will be there to help ease them into the transition.

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