BERLIN - Parents turned out for a progress report on exactly what the school district is doing about lead in the elementary school.
Interim superintendent Brian Howard, now on the job for six weeks, gave an update on the cleaning three times a week, plus daily checking for paint chips.
“Tonight there’s probably four or five parents that have pulled their kids out of school. These kids that aren’t being educated currently, that’s just unacceptable,” said parent Andrew Zlotnick.
Peeling lead paint inside and outside needs to be stabilized, and the school plans to get that done over the December holiday break.
A group of parents brought in Attorney Peter Danziger, who is well-known for his work with lead-related cases.
“What really needs to happen is all the children need to have their blood tested to determine whether or not their exposure has led to lead poisoning,” said Danziger.