PUYALLUP — Students at Ferrucci Junior High School in Puyallup will be bused to Emerald Ridge High School starting Wednesday.
Industrial hygiene experts say the school’s air quality is still below standards, despite clean-up efforts in the wake of last week’s flooding, according to a Puyallup School District news release.
On Wednesday morning, buses will pick up Ferrucci students at their regular bus stops and take them to Emerald Ridge. Students who normally walk to school, or are dropped off by parents, will take a shuttle bus from Ferrucci to Emerald Ridge. These same students will be returned to Ferrucci at the end of the school day.
District officials said that following last week’s rain storm, operations staff have worked closely with clean-up specialists. Wall board has been removed between classrooms to improve air flow. Water-damaged ceiling tiles and wall board have been removed. All air in the building has been replaced with clean air, using industrial quality fans and ventilation systems. However, the air quality is not acceptable, according to industrial hygienists.
Wednesday is Fair Day in the Puyallup School District. The district will showcase educational programs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the first floor of the Pavilion at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup. All students will released from school three hours and 15 minutes early.