Riverside Principal Valery Harper said though a very small area is affected, the issue is being taken seriously.
"The big thing at RHS is that we don't have the tools for people in our building to fix it. It's up to the maintenance department. We put in a request as soon as possible, and we do daily walks through the whole building and outside," she said. "I wish I could fix it myself, but I can't."
Riverside parents took to the social networking site Facebook to discuss their concerns.
"I'm wondering if this is why I am in the emergency room with my son. Mold can cause asthmatic problems," one parent posted.
A student posted and said he had been sent home from school because of a cough that began with the start of the school year, and questioned whether the building conditions were to blame.
Another parent said the RHS band uniforms have been ruined because of mold, and another said some classroom chairs "are covered in mold."
Sean Carver, the sanitarian who performed the evaluation, confirmed in the health report that a work order has been submitted by Riverside for new ceiling tiles to replace the ones with mold.
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