City of Stamford Forms Mold Task Force - Formed October 29, 2018
The health and safety of Stamford Public School students, faculty and administrators is our number one priority. Building on significant investigative and remediation work that has already been completed in 15 of Stamford’s public school sites, Board of Education President David Mannis, Superintendent Earl Kim and Mayor David Martin have announced the formation of a Stamford Public School Mold Task Force. Recognizing that the mold conditions in our public schools require the focus of a dedicated team, the task force has been charged with investigating, developing and implementing comprehensive remediation efforts, and on-going monitoring programs. Immediate emergent needs will continue to be addressed; but, long-term permanent solutions will be identified and implemented as well.
Task Force members include Director of Administration Michael Handler, Special Assistant to the Mayor Cindy Grafstein, Deputy Superintendent Tamu Lucero and City Engineer Lou Casolo. All resources will be made available and all options remain on the table. Administrative process cannot and will not needlessly delay the emergency implementation of solutions. Additionally, where necessary to expedite processes, the Task Force may seek emergency appropriations from the Board of Finance and Representatives. The task force will identify the highest-quality and most cost-effective solutions to the mold problem.
This is not a City versus Board of Education problem, this is a Stamford problem we seek to solve and we are committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure that our public schools remain safe.
Mold Task Force Contact Information:
Phone Number: (203) 977-4847
*All new remediation analysis and updates for Stamford Public Schools will be posted in the individual school pages*
- November 14th, 2018 - Remediation Work Flow
- November 20th, 2018 - EPA School Remediation Guidelines
- February 5, 2019 - Cleaning Products Being Used in Schools *Updated Version*
BOE Initial Static Report
- March 13, 2019 - Mold Task Force Announces April 24 Meeting to Discuss the Causes of Existing Conditions District-Wide
- February 28, 2019- Mold Task Force Updates Status of Westover Magnet School at 412 Stillwater Avenue
- November 7, 2018- The Mold Task Force Announces the Former Headquarters of Pitney Bowes Has Been Selected as the Relocation Site for Westover Elementary School
- November 3, 2018 - Letter to Teachers Regarding Personal Items
- November 2, 2018 - The Mold Task Force Schedules a Public Meeting for Wednesday, November 7
- November 2, 2018 - The Mold Task Force Announces Westover Elementary School Will be Closed Indefinitely
- October 30, 2018 - Stamford Public Schools Announces Westover Elementary School Will Be Closed Beginning Tommorow for Remediation
|Michael Handler||Task Force Member|
|Tamu Lucero||Task Force Member|
|Cindy Grafstein||Task Force Member|
|Louis Casolo||Task Force Member|