BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The start of the school year for a district in southern Michigan is being delayed after mold was found in one school.

Harper Creek Community Schools in Battle Creek announced it decided to postpone the start of school on Tuesday so all students can be on the same calendar. The Battle Creek Enquirer reports (http://bcene.ws/2cf1R0q ) mold was found in Harper Creek Middle School last week.

The school district says it has hired mold remediation technicians to remove carpets from affected classrooms and to clean the rooms. The technicians also took air quality samples. Test results are expected Tuesday.

District officials said consultants did not say they had to close the middle school, but they want to keep the school closed until test results indicate it’s safe for students and staff.


This story has been corrected to change dateline to Battle Creek.


Information from: Battle Creek Enquirer, http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com