Middleton’s Kromrey Middle School will be closed due to mold found last week in four classrooms and a hallway, according to a statement Tuesday night from the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District.
The school, which was to begin classes on Wednesday, will reopen on Sept. 7, pending air sampling lab results, the statement said.
Staff first noticed the mold — caused by the summer’s hot and humid conditions — on Aug. 24, according to a letter sent to parents earlier Tuesday. Staff in the Middleton-Cross Plains School District immediately cleaned the “small scale visible growth” and no other problems were detected after a thorough inspection of the building.
Lab results last week indicated elevated levels of aspergillus/penicillium in two rooms and “marginally high concentrations” in one other room.
“This microbial species is not harmful to a healthy person, but can be harmful to those with immune compromised respiratory systems or specific allergies,” the letter said.
More information, including specifics on the mold species, will be available on the district website by Wednesday afternoon, the statement said.