• Start of classes delayed for Shaler Area high schoolers

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    SHALER, Pa. - High schoolers in the Shaler Area School District will not begin class until Sept. 4 after concerns arose regarding air quality in the building.

    Classes for all other students still being Wednesday, the district announced Tuesday.

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    The district said tests in Shaler Area High School last week indicated elevated spore counts in two rooms. The school will need to be re-cleaned and de-humidified.

    The district said it has petitioned the state to waive the three days of missed school for high school students so they do not have to make up the days.

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    “We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and burden caused to our families by the lateness of this communication,” Superintendent Sean Aiken and High School Principal Timothy Royall said in a joint statement. “The safety and security of our buildings for our students and staff is our top priority, and that extends to include the air quality within our facilities.”


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