|Published: 8:47 AM, 11/12/2012
Author: Jessica Cross
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
MADISONVILLE-Is going to school making
some students sick?
The Monroe County Board of Education
voted to have air quality testing completed at an area middle school
on Thursday night after parent Keith Morgan, whose 11-year-old
daughter attends Madisonville Middle School, spoke to the School
Board in October about his daughter.
Morgan said his daughter has had
allergy and asthma problems since she began school there this year.
He noted she didn't have problems at her previous schools in the
"She had no health problems," Morgan told the board. "Within three days after school started, she
came down with this."
After allergy testing and speaking to
an environmentalist, Morgan said he believes the school has a mold
problem or bad air quality.
The board revisited the issue on
Thursday, after learning that Morgan's daughter is now home bound
until the problem is resolved.
School Health Supervisor Sonia Hardin
brought a summary report of health impairments back to the School
In comparison to the other schools,
Hardin said Madisonville Middle does not have a greater number of
students with problems than any of the other area schools.
"I was not aware there was a greater
problem with asthma at this school and according to statistics,
there's not," said Hardin.
See full story in the Sunday, Nov. 11, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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