OBMS Summer Remediation - September 5 Update

Dear Oakdale Bohemia Middle School Families, Faculty and Staff,

As a follow-up to last week’s message regarding the moisture/humidity and mold challenges that Oakdale-Bohemia Middle School experienced this summer, I would like to provide our parents and community with an update on the topic as we prepare for the official opening of school tomorrow. 

At last night’s meeting, the Board of Education, administration and community had the opportunity to speak candidly with environmental specialists about the matter and discuss the proactive steps the district is taking to address the issue. Throughout the conversation, the presenters from JC Broderick and Associates reaffirmed that the building is deemed “clean” and safe for occupancy, and that, in their expert opinion, the district is taking the proper steps to remediate and remain on top of this issue to the best of its ability. The latest round of comprehensive air quality tests conducted by JC Broderick was also shared and discussed. A copy for your reference is attached here. 9.3.18 OBMS Air Quality Results 

While the district is still awaiting the written results of the thorough testing conducted by the Public Employee Safety and Health Bureau of the Department of Labor last Friday, that agency too has verbally commented that the district is taking the proper steps to address this situation and noted that the building is deemed “safe” and ready to welcome students and staff. 

On behalf of the entire school district, I extend my sincere wishes for a happy and successful school year. I look forward to welcoming our students back to school tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 6. 

Dr. Lynda G. Adams 
Superintendent of Schools 

Letter to Families

OBMS 2017 Summer Air Quality Testing Reports