Parents, officials discuss mold concerns at School 22 in Yonkers

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Parents at a PTA meeting Wednesday vented their frustrations over mold concerns at School 22 in Yonkers.

Yonkers Schools Superintendent Dr. Edwin Quezada assured parents that the conditions are safe. 

"I'm not an environmental engineer, but what has been explained to me is that there is mold everywhere," he said. "Some people are affected by it, and others are not." 

Quezada, along with the school facilities manager, acknowledged that there is a small amount of mold in the buildings but that an air quality test found the levels higher on the outside of the school.

The PTA president says they also did their own testing.

"In the last few months there's been extreme musty odor," said President Nina Daley. "Workers came out and there were a lot of air quality issues. We were told there was a crawl space that didn't have proper or any ventilation and a lot of wet wood."

The superintendent says more testing will be done before students head back into their modular classrooms, something parents say they're happy to hear. 

Another PTA meeting will be held at the school in the coming weeks.

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