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October 16, 2017

Germantown school to close Tuesday for final day of mold cleanup

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John B. Kelly Elementary School.

An elementary school in the city's Germantown section will be closed again Tuesday for the the final stages of a mold remediation project.

Mold was found in several classrooms at John B. Kelly Elementary School. The school has been closed since last Wednesday, but is planning to reopen this coming Wednesday, the School District of Philadelphia said in a news release on Monday.

Trace amounts of mold were the result of issues with the building's heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system, according to the district.

An environmental remediation contractor is removing the mold.

The district has said the school will not reopen until it is mold-free.

Faculty members will again report Tuesday to the Hill-Freedman World Academy, 1100 E. Mt. Pleasant St.