The drumbeat is building for the District to release detailed environmental data about every school. All seven of Philadelphia’s state senators have joined several members of the City Council and the Healthy Schools coalition in calling for the information to be made public.
In a letter to Superintendent William Hite, the state senators cite the mold outbreak at John B. Kelly Elementary School as the catalyst for demanding the data.
“We appreciate the District’s work to remediate the problem and return students and staff to the school,” the letter reads. “But it’s alarming to us that this issue was not addressed prior to the start of school in September. Students and staff have been in that unhealthy environment for at least the past six weeks. That’s simply unacceptable.”