Then Betty "You Can Trust Me" Sternberg and the Board Of Education said that there would not be independent testing.
Then Betty "You Can Trust Me" Sternberg and the Board Of Education said that the school parents could hire an expert to talk to thier supposed expert about how he did the test.
Then Betty "You Can Trust Me" Sternberg and the Board Of Education said that the parents could test, but they could not test where the mold was found.
Now Betty "You Can Trust Me Sternberg and the Board Of Education want an agreement with the school parents.
Does anyone in Greenwich Still Trust Betty And The Board Of Education?
Here is the supposed agreement the Greenwich Board Of Education offered the parents:
It Appears To Be A Little One Sided.
AGREEMENT REGARDING ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING
AT THE HAMILTON AVENUE MODULAR CLASSROOM BUILDING
WHEREAS, it has been determined that mold exists within a portion of the modular classroom building at Hamilton Avenue School; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Education has undertaken preliminary testing as a first step to determine the cause of said condition and the manner in which it might be corrected; and
WHEREAS, a group of parents, in particular ______________________________
WHEREAS, in spite of the Board of Education’s willingness to share its testing results, the parents listed above still desire to perform their own independent testing; and
WHEREAS, in an effort to continue its policy of transparency, the Board of Education has agreed under conditions set out below to allow the parents mentioned above to perform certain tests.
IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED AND AGREED AS FOLLOWS:
The parents will provide the name and the address of the organization and individual hygienist hired to perform the testing. Said individual must be a certified industrial hygienist or similarly qualified professional. The laboratory performing the analysis must be an AIHA accredited microbiology lab. Prior approval by the Board of Education of the professional is a necessary element of this agreement. Said approval will not be unreasonably withheld.
Any and all expenses incurred by the parents in conjunction with the testing process will be paid for exclusively by them.
Prior to the testing being conducted, the parents will identify the specific test(s) and testing procedures to be conducted.
Prior to any testing being performed, the parents will provide the Board of Education with what their expert considers acceptable standards or findings for this classroom facility for each test to be performed. Prior to testing, the Board of Education has the right to determine whether the standards are acceptable.
The only individuals allowed to be present during the testing in addition to representatives of the Board of Education will be the hygienist and one individual as a representative of the parents.
The Board of Education will identify its own certified industrial hygienist who will be performing equivalent testing procedures during the same period that the parents are present to conduct their testing. The cost of this additional testing will be borne by the Board of Education.
The testing will focus on and be limited to inhabitable portions of the building. In the event that the parents’ hygienist seeks access to those areas where mold is known to exist, (i.e. soffits, inside walls) then the Board of Education may insist on precautionary measures to limit contamination of the building. These precautionary measures will be established by representatives of the Board of Education, and any and all costs incurred in conjunction therewith will be at the expense of the parents.
Any and all results obtained as a result of the parents’ testing will be immediately delivered in writing to the Board of Education, and it is agreed will be made available for public inspection. Board of Education will provide the results of its testing.
The time for the testing will be established by the Board of Education. It is agreed that it will be completed in no event later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 4, 2008. A date and time for said testing will be agreed to in the immediate future.
If at any time during the course of the testing, the representatives of the Board of Education determine that the parents are failing to comply with the terms of this agreement or are engaged in activities which could result in contamination of the building, they have the right to terminate the testing procedure and to direct the hygienist and the parents representatives out of the building.
Dated at Greenwich, Connecticut, this day of April, 2008.
PARENTS BOARD OF EDUCATION
Here are the requests for changes by the parents:
Please Also See:
04/06/08 - "My son was in the hardest hit classroom," Laura DiBella said. "I want to find out what they found in there."
04/05/08 - School principal Stacy Gross was busy yesterday afternoon trying to respond to questions from parents and students and reassure them.
04/03/08 - Independent? - Word Is That Fairfield Based Architect John Brice Recommended Navigant Consulting, formerly known as The Metzler Group
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