Concerns voiced over mold in Tates Creek High School

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Parents and teachers at Tates Creek High School in Lexington say mold is causing students and faculty to get sick.

Jennifer Adams, a teacher at the high school, spoke at the school's Board of Education meeting on Monday. She said teachers have had concerns about mold and leaking water for several years.

Adams also claimed the H-VAC systems is too small for the growing building. In addition, she said the roof is leaking.

With air quality their biggest concern, Adams told board members about several of her students and fellow teachers' health issues due to the mold.

"One of our science teachers has been dealing with significant respiratory problems over the past several years," Adams said.

She noted that this teacher has had to use an inhaler at times when she has been unable to breathe properly during school. Her doctor verified that these breathing problems are due to a severe mold allergy she has developed since working at Tates Creek.

The Herald Leader reports that the school has plans to fix the H-VAC system issue sometime in 2020, and will take two years to complete.

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