Early Learning Center to be Closed Thursday and Friday


Published on September 19 2012 5:08 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

The Effingham Unit 40 Early Learning Center will be closed both Thursday and Friday and ELC students will not attend classes either day.

Unit 40 Superintendent Mark Doan Wednesday afternoon said that a water leak was recently detected at the ELC.  Unit 40 maintenance crews took measures to clean and fix the issue.  As an extra precaution, Doan said the District decided to get an air sample test of the affected area.  The results of those tests today verified a continued presence of mold in the building.

Doan said the District's first priority is the safety of the students and staff, so classes will not be held at the ELC on Thursday or Friday.  The rest of Unit 40 will have classes as scheduled.

Doan said the plan is for a professional crew to clean and certify the building before students and staff will be allowed in the building.  The goal is to have school at the ELC on Monday, the 24th.  

Unit 40 plans a further update on Sunday.