of visible mold at a Juan Cabrillo Elementary School.
The meeting included 13 representatives from the school community, including teachers, students, parents, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board President Laurie Lieberman, environmental consultant Mark Katchen and SMMUSD Superintendent Sandra Lyon and other district officials.
According to a statement released by the district, the task force agreed:
- The testing protocols must yield scientifically solid, reliable data that will guide proper conclusions and any necessary action.
- There is a tremendous sense of urgency to gather data, and answer questions and concerns, but the task force agreed that adequate time must be provided to ensure the process is inclusive of community input.
- Immediate action will be taken to:
- Remove visible mold in Room 12 at Juan Cabrillo Elementary School Release the report of the latest mold sampling at MHS Post the asbestos management plan for MHS and Juan Cabrillo
The task force will meet again Thursday, Oct. 31, at 10 a.m. at Malibu High School, and will continue to meet weekly as necessary. There are plans to begin implementing a draft evaluation plan by Oct. 31.
Read more coverage of the Malibu High Health Concerns:
- Results for Mold 'Normal' at Malibu High
- Malibu High Shuts Down Three Additional Classrooms
- District Releases Action Plan in Response to Malibu High Health Concerns
- Malibu High Classes to Move Over Health Concerns
- Dozens of Malibu High Parents Say Their Kids Suffer From Migraines
- Malibu Parents to District: Keep Our Kids, Teachers Safe
- Teachers Say Malibu High May be Source of Cancer
Of the school's 60 teachers, 20 said they suspected mold, chemicals or other workplace contaminants may be the cause of three cases of thyroid cancer and other health concerns.
Once the meeting summary is complete, it will be posted online: http://www.smmusd.org/PublicNotices/Malibu.html.