2 city schools to re-open following asbestos abatement

Laura H. Carnell Elementary School
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By KYW Newsradio 1060
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Students will be in the classroom once again at two Philadelphia schools that were closed because of asbestos. 

School District of Philadelphia officials say asbestos remediation is nearly complete and both schools will soon be safe to re-enter. Some final tests are being conducted over the weekend to make sure.

Classes will resume at Laura H. Carnell Elementary School on Monday, January 13, and Alexander K. McClure Elementary School will open its doors to students and staff on Wednesday, January 15 as long as there are no setbacks.

Pre-K classes at McClure will be delayed another week and are expected to resume on Tuesday, January 21.

Before winter break, both schools were shut down when officials discovered damage to pipe insulation that contained asbestos.

Results from air quality tests will be posted on the school district website, and parents are encouraged to check it out for the most updated information.