Windham parents gather to discuss portable classroom problems
Local parents, who were notified of the pending changes via email on Friday, were invited to a special meeting with administrators and the Windham School Board in the elementary school gymnasium Monday evening.
“Your concerns as both parents and taxpayers is very much appreciated,” Golden Brook School Principal Christi Michaud told them. “We care very much for our students and our priority is for their safety and well-being at this time.”
Four third-grade classes will spend the rest of the school year at the high school, while four first-grade classes will be moved to other areas of Golden Brook School, including the art and music rooms and the computer lab.
Laura Dempsey said she wanted to make sure her third-grader was safe at the high school and wondered if, perhaps, having a bathroom monitor might be something the district would consider, rather than having children visit the restroom in pairs as suggested.
School officials said the third-graders would go on a field trip to the high school on Thursday to get a better feel for their new digs, while an open house for parents and students on Sunday, March 2, will allow further opportunity to get acquainted with the makeshift elementary classrooms.
“Right now we’re determining what we’re going to do next,” he said.
Feneberg said tests have been conducted on the portable classrooms on a monthly basis since last summer, and no elevated mold levels were discovered before last week.
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