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Barrington Place Elementary students to be relocated due to mold in building

The Fort Bend ISD school has about 530 students who will relocate to neighboring campuses.

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Barrington Place Elementary School will be closed during the 2022-23 school year as Fort Bend ISD remediates a mold breakout in the building.

Fort Bend ISD’s Barrington Place Elementary students won’t see the inside of their building until the 2023-24 school year after mold was discovered in the water piping during a routine maintenance check.

As a result, students will spend the upcoming 2022-23 school year at neighboring campuses.

Relocations for pre-kindergarten and early childhood special education programs will attend Sugar Mills Elementary, kindergarten through second grade will attend Meadows Elementary, and all other grades will attend Lakeview Elementary.

In an online press release, Fort Bend ISD said that students will still have access to student services at their respective campuses, including Barrington Place Elementary students will have access to all student services at their host campuses, including transportation and Extended Learning programs.

The mold, which the school says was non-airborne, was discovered in the chilled water piping above the ceiling in late June. The insulation that surrounds the chilled water piping deteriorated with age, allowing moisture to get into the material, creating conditions suitable for mold growth, according to the statement. Fort Bend ISD declined a request for comment.

School starts Aug. 10, and the school will be relocating about 530 students.

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