The campus has gone through several rounds of testing and air purifiers have been installed, making the high school safe for students to return to, a district official announced Friday afternoon. Trichloroethylene was found in the boiler room in the school and measures have been taken to seal the areas where it was coming from, school district spokesman John Sasaki said. District officials also had the water tested and it is safe. She's never been seen again. McClymonds High School is a public high school in the West Oakland neighborhood of Oakland, California, United States.. Eight months ago, students were sent to different schools following the discovery of a trichloroethylene in groundwater under the school. School district hopes to reopen McClymonds High School next week after toxic chemical concerns Bay City News Service Feb. 24, 2020 Updated: Feb. 24, 2020 12:12 p.m. These are the groceries that are cheaper to buy online. It also may be coming from a nearby dry cleaning business, which does not appear to be open any more. Trump makes Western swing in final weeks of 2020 race, European cities impose new lockdowns to tamp down COVID-19, Tapper reacts to Trump's proclamation celebrating character, Alan Alda: I plan to keep having fun and laughing right up until the end, Open: This is "Face the Nation," October 18, Trump campaign manager outlines possible paths to victory, Guineans set to vote in tense presidential election, Jason Miller on Trump rallies, pandemic: We’re going to be strong, safe but not live in fear, Obama to campaign for Biden in Pennsylvania. School officials said at the time the compound was not found in the school's drinking water. The athletic fields are safe as well. 247 students attend McClymonds High School, and the ratio of students to teachers is 14:1. Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. I got a Uniqlo mask. is doing much better than Europe right now in... How the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally may have spread coronavirus across the Upper Midwest. With McClymonds High School as the only traditional, OUSD-operated public high school in District 3, candidates want to see much more investment in the campus. Overexposure to moderate amounts of trichloroethylene can cause dizziness, headaches and sleepiness, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, while large amounts can cause coma and even death. Copyright © 2002-2020 Blackboard, Inc. All rights reserved. #abc7now pic.twitter.com/37DBr7gxkH, Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, Coronavirus updates: Patriots will play Broncos; Saban, Alabama get their game in; Trump urges beleaguered Wisconsin to open up, Famous Restaurants You Can Never Dine In Again, Oakland's McClymonds HS safe to return to after chemical scare, district says, Oakland's McClymonds High School safe to return to, months after chemical scare, district says. The school first closed in February, just weeks before classroom instruction was halted because of COVID-19. Board of Education - Regular Meeting, 2607 Myrtle Street Oakland, CA 94607  (510) 238-8607 fax:  (510) 874-3796Accessibility. McClymonds High School is located at 2607 Myrtle Street in Oakland. Nondiscrimination Policy: OUSD prohibits unlawful discrimination (such as discriminatory harassment, intimidation, or bullying) against any student, employee, or other person participating in district programs and activities, including, but not limited to, those programs or activities funded directly by or that receive or benefit from any state financial assistance, based on the person's actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital, pregnancy, or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information, or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Government Code 11135, or Penal Code 422.55 or Title IX, or based on his/her association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics (5 CCR 4610). The TCE incident is just the latest scare for the community in and around McClymonds. Already some teachers are working in their classrooms, the assistant principal is there and some office staff. "We're glad to be back home," said Jeffrey Taylor, principal of McClymonds High School.

The Oakland high school was built in 1915. Taylor said air purifiers are in all the classrooms, which are meant to help students and staff feel more at ease as well as protect them from the poor air quality in West Oakland where the school is located. Testing Shows Mcclymonds High Campus Can Reopen Safely Following Pandemic. No one was immediately available from the Department of Toxic Substances Control to provide more information about any cleanup at those two sites. The trichloroethylene may be coming from the nearby and now closed Lane Metal Finishers at two locations on San Pablo Avenue and one location on 30th Street. RELATED: Oakland's McClymonds High graduates highly accomplished class, John Sasaki, a spokesman for the Oakland Unified School District, said this is "very good news.". BOARD POLICY 0410. 2% of the McClymonds High School students have "limited English proficiency." Testing was done, with samples taken from across the campus and especially inside the school, according to school district officials, who were worried the chemical could seep through cracks in the walls or the foundation and get into the air in the school. "We should all be given good healthy air," Sasaki said, as well as good healthy water and a good healthy environment. Conservatives staging free speech rally attacked by critics, David Perdue's mispronunciation of Kamala Harris' name immediately backfires, 'Not always going to be easy:' What Bay Area transplants to Hawaii need to know, Paul Frank, Producer and TV Executive, Dies at 53, SF archbishop performs exorcism to cleanse protest site. TCE is a solvent used for industrial cleanup and the concern was that it was vaporizing and creating a health hazard for students in staff inside the school. 4:00 PM

When they do return, students can feel safe learning on campus and taking part in athletics, he said. 2607 Myrtle Street Oakland, CA 94607 ... Complaint forms are available at school sites, on the district webpage at www.ousd.org - under District Services - Ombudsperson or at the Office of the Ombudsperson, located at 1000 Broadway, Suite 150, Oakland, California 94607. And in 2017, the East Bay Municipal Utility District found lead contamination in the drinking water, from dated metal fixtures. The principal of McClymonds High School is Steve Henderson. As the election gets closer, who's winning the legal war over voting? The TCE incident is just the latest scare for the community in and around McClymonds. McClymonds High School is located at 2607 Myrtle Street in Oakland. Prominent SoCal Rep joins chorus of Dianne Feinstein... Fire on Sign Hill in South San Francisco triggers... Study: 10% of those tested in this neighborhood have... SF may rename 44 schools named after Lincoln,... Video: Leader of evangelical school in Redding... CDC director warns 'small household gatherings' are... S.F. The chemical TCE, or trichloroethylene, was first discovered in February. #Developing @OUSDNews now says @McClymondsHS in #OAKLAND may be closed into next week due to chemical issue, but classes could be held at another location. When the COVID-19 health crisis is over, students and staff will be able to return to McClymonds High School after state environmental officials deemed the school safe, Oakland school … In addition to being the third oldest high school in Oakland, it is the larger of the two high schools in West Oakland (the other being Bunche High School), and the only high school in West Oakland operated by the Oakland Unified School District In 2008, student testing found high levels of lead around the schools.

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