During a routine inspection, mold was found inside Doyle-Ryder Elementary School today that forced them to close down for remediation.

If it's not a heatwave forcing our schools to close, it's something else. But mold? You would think that our schools would understand the importance of humidity control in such a big building. Then again, it could be a situation where our schools are just unequipped to deal with built-up moisture.

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This morning, during a routine inspection of Doyle-Ryder, our staff discovered mold in classrooms that was not visible the last time students were in school. At Flint Community Schools, the safety and well-being of our staff and scholars is always a primary concern, so we immediately prohibited students from entering their classrooms and canceled school for the week to conduct remediation efforts.

Source:NBC25.com

At least we know we have staff that does routine building inspections. I feel like in our community black mold or mold, in general, isn't taken seriously. I say that from experience. I've visited friends when I was younger all the way up to today and I occasionally run across mold in their homes and when I freak out about it that don't necessarily understand why.

Mold can lead to a ton of health issues especially when it comes to your respiratory health and shouldn't be taken lightly. This was an awesome move on Doyle-Ryder to keep our kids safe and move so quickly.