Dellwood Middle School will reopen on Monday, after all classrooms were certified safe for occupancy following the remediation of mould found in several areas of the school’s buildings.
Education Minister Diallo Rabain told MPs in the House of Assembly on Friday, during debate on the 2017 Throne Speech, that the school would be open to students on Monday, after “all the rooms you [One Bermuda Alliance] ignored” were “certified safe for human occupancy”.
The school library however, will remain closed while the remediation work continues. Students will also use the gym next door at the Salvation Army, while work on the gym undergoes a “long-term”, which includes putting on a new roof.
Further tests were conducted after parents voiced their concerns at a meeting organised by the Ministry of Education at CedarBridge Academy.
Students and teachers returned to the school’s amphitheatre on Wednesday, two days after the official start of the new school year.
Further tests were ordered after more mould was discovered at the school following the remediation project.
The Minister said: “Test results for the area that was in question came back negative. That was the only area of the school that was stopping us from opening it on Wednesday.”
More tests were conducted in the additional areas that concerns had been raised over and Dellwood students are now set to return to class on Monday.