Officials Report Mold Problems At 11 Kanawha County Schools

CHARLESTON — Officials have released a list of 11 West Virginia schools where mold cleaning is either ongoing or has occurred over the summer.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Kanawha County’s public school system released the list Tuesday of schools that include Capital and St. Albans high schools.

Officials have said they don’t expect a delay in the start of class Monday for Kanawha’s traditional schools.

Terry Hollandsworth with the school system says every year they face mold issues somewhere and that the issues are better this year because they started looking earlier.

Hollandsworth says he couldn’t directly say whether HVAC issues are causing recurring mold issues because it could be a multitude of things. He did say classrooms being shut up during summer robs them of sunlight, which contributes to mold growth.