Mold concerns plague Ramapo High School
A leaky roof, odors and possible mold are raising concerns at a Rockland County high school.
Students, faculty and staff at Ramapo High School, located at 400 Viola Road, say conditions in parts of the building are deplorable due to the leaks.
They say two classrooms cannot be used, and that the smell created by the leak is making people sick.
State Sen. David Carlucci toured the affected area with East Ramapo school officials on Monday, including Interim Superintendent Debora Wortham. They say the leaks are not being taken lightly.
"Having a wonderful school is a right and our students deserve that absolute best," says Wortham.
A bond issue to fix school infrastructure was defeated by district voters, who agreed with groups claiming the school board could not be trusted with the money.
However, board supporters say the current problem with leaks is a direct result of that defeat.
Wortham says she is hoping a new bond issue will pass.