Asbetos Cleanup at Teaticket School Extends Shutdown One Month

PHOTO COURTESY: Falmouth Public Schools

PHOTO COURTESY: Falmouth Public Schools

FALMOUTH –It’s going to take another month for cleanup of asbestos at Teaticket Elementary in Falmouth.

Superintendent Nancy Taylor shared the news with staff and students last week, noting that the abatement and cleaning takes a lot of time.

Taylor will share more information with parents at the Teaticket Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization meeting this week.

“It’s the process when you do abatement and clean up, you have to meet certain state standards and you just have to keep doing what you’re doing to reach those standards,” said Superintendent Nancy Taylor.

Around 300 Teaticket students are currently at East Falmouth and Morse Pond schools until the school re-opens.

Selectmen approved $300,000 in emergency declaration funds to be used for the cleaning in August, but the cost has now grown to over $800,000.

A November 14 town meeting warrant article calls for $900,000 for the asbestos project.

The Falmouth finance committee voted in favor to recommend funding the cleanup this month.

“The health and safety of the kids and the staff is my top priority so when that building is clean and healthy and safe, we will move the staff and students back there,” said Taylor.

By JUSTIN SAUNDERS, CapeCod.com Newscenter

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