Parents at Rolling Terrace Elementary School have requested that the Montgomery County Public Schools coordinate with health officials to survey families about illnesses that have arisen among students since a major mold outbreak was discoveredlast month.
Mold was found in 30 classrooms in September, and parents have been worried the problem has contributed to sicknesses at the Takoma Park, Md., school of nearly 900 children. Health problems cited include headaches, asthma flare-ups, rashes and coughs.
Montgomery school officials said that a health survey has not been done but that Rolling Terrace is safe and under close monitoring. They said that no additional mold was found this week and that the school nurse has tracked any health problems reported to her. A flier about mold and its health effects was recently sent home.
But parent leaders said more needs to be done to protect children at the school. They said they spotted mold this week on the ceiling in the all-purpose room, where students eat.