BURLINGTON, N.C. (WGHP) — Andrews Elementary School has passed all testing and students are cleared to safely return to the school, according to the Alamance-Burlington School System.

The school passed all testing on Saturday morning and is now ready for occupancy.


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Staff will return to campus on Monday and students wil return on Aug. 28.

The situation stemmed from a leaky air conditioning unit, which combined with the record heat led to the mold problem.

The two photos below, provided by the school system in a board meeting, show examples of the mold. 

  • Andrews Elementary School battles mold infestation
  • Andrews Elementary School battles mold infestation

The distrtict has just begun work at Newlin Elementary School which also is battling a mold infestation.

If the work is not compelted by late next week, students and staff will be temporarily moved to another campus for the beginning of the school year.