A state health inspector has discovered mold and other problems at a northwestern Indiana school that state education officials took control of two years ago.
The inspector reported mold, water-damaged ceiling tiles and other problems at the Roosevelt Career and College Academy in Gary. The state Education Department took over the troubled school two years ago and awarded control of it to charter school operator EdisonLearning
State Board of Education member Tony Walker of Gary asked for the inspection, which was conducted Feb. 11. He tells The Times of Munster he's uncomfortable with students attending class in a building where mold spores could be circulating through ventilation.
An EdisonLearning spokesman says heating problems have caused pipes to burst around the building that's owned by the Gary Community Schools.
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