Tuesday night, Grand Rapids Public Schools gave parents an update on the clean-up at North Park Montessori after asbestos was found at the school. 

The possible asbestos was first discovered at the school in February, and students were moved to GRPS University within days of the discovery. Plaster that possibly contained asbestos was breached during a construction project at the school.  

The building is currently in the process of being cleaned. Nova Environmental performed baseline sampling for asbestos. They tested 60 samples for asbestos and took air samples from each classroom.

All of those samples came back below the one percent threshold.

Even though the samples were below the threshold and the DEQ is no longer involved, the school is treating the issue as if it was asbestos contaminated.

The district says it will cost $620,000 to properly clean North Park. They plan to have the cleaning done by June 14.

 On June 15, work on an air conditioning project will resume, which is scheduled to be complete by Aug. 5.

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