Rumors of mold at Richmond Hill High School and Richmond Hill Middle School on Harris Trail Road seem to have caused some concerns for parents, but school officials say the rumors are unfounded.
In a blog posted on the Bryan County News website, a blogger “WantingStandards” expressed concerns that the buildings are “filthy and moldy.”
But Bryan County Schools Superintendent John Oliver said Monday he has heard of no mold in any of the county’s schools.
“It is summer and we’re cleaning,” he said. “Nothing moldish has been reported to me or Dr. Anderson that I know of.”
Oliver said although the schools can get dirty, crews are working to tidy up throughout the summer and ensure the facilities are clean for the return of students, faculty and staff in August.
“With 3,000 kids stringing through there (RHHS and RHMS), it gets pretty rustic,” Oliver said.
Over the summer when carpets are cleaned, moisture can become an issue, he said. But air conditioners are left on and cleaning crews do take precautions against mold.
“Those buildings — because of their nature and because we live in Southeast Georgia — get quite humid,” he said. “Some of the schools do have dehumidifiers in the classrooms.”