Kershaw County, SC (WLTX) - The first day of school for Lugoff Elementary School has been delayed because crews need to clean up mold.
Kershaw County Schools officials said Thursday that the first day will now take place on August 22nd. All other schools in the county will open as scheduled on the 19th.
The school district said they discovered the mold last week in some classrooms, and Thursday morning, they discovered the problem was bigger than they originally thought.
"Like other communities across the state, we have experienced a heavy amount of rainfall recently, and this has created more moisture in the building at Lugoff Elementary," said KCSD Superintendent Frank Morgan.
A cleaning company has been brought in to give the building a thorough cleaning and to take air quality tests. Teachers will then return and set up their classrooms.
"I apologize for the disruption that this delay causes in family schedules," Morgan said. "We greatly appreciate the patience and cooperation of Lugoff Elementary School families as we work to resolve this situation."
Morgan said the cleaning company has told the district that once they're through cleaning, the problem should be resolved and won't recur.
Lugoff Elementary School's kindergarten orientation will be rescheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 21 and other missed grade level parent orientations will be rescheduled for later dates.