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 cleanup 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 students will be returned to Ferrucci at the end of the school day.
District officials said that after last week’s storm, operations staff have worked closely with cleanup 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.Debbie Cafazzo: 253-597-8635 firstname.lastname@example.org @DebbieCafazzo