Created: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 04:56:00 EST
Updated: Thu, 01 Aug 2013 12:05:00 EST
Baldwin County Schools Superintendent Geneva Braziel says despite the rain, the 2013 school year is off to a great start. The school system hosted open houses at all schools in the county Wednesday morning.
"We had a great turn out with our open house today(Wednesday)," she said. "Even though it rained, lots of parents came out (Wednesday) to meet their teachers. Teachers were available to meet the parents and the students and to share with them what the upcoming year would be like."
With the school year fast approaching, the board worked fast to tackle another issue caused by rain.
Braziel says they began to notice mold growing in Baldwin High School and Oak Hill Middle School.
"As soon as it was realized we had a professional cleaning company to come in and clean the rooms that were affected," said Braziel.
After cleaning, the board had an air quality test performed on all the rooms. Braziel says one room continues to be treated and will not be used until she declares it safe. As part of the normal preparations for a school year, Braziel and her staff are performing walk throughs on all school properties to make sure buildings are ready and safe for students.
"Of course, if the buildings were not safe for our children or our teachers to go in, we wouldn't send them into those classrooms," said Braziel. "I've been in every single room and I wouldn't put myself or my child in danger so I definitely wouldn't put anybody else's."
Baldwin County students begin school on Friday, August 2.