Nome students to start school a week later than planned

Posted: Friday, August 23, 2002

NOME (AP) -- Nome Public Schools students will report to class a week later than planned.

Concerns about the air quality at the Nome-Beltz High School have led school district and city officials to postpone the first day of classes to Sept. 3. School had been expected to start Monday.

Superintendent Stan Lujan said a few of the air quality tests done following this summer's asbestos removal project at the school came back a bit higher than normal according to federal standards. The tests that came back positive were for student areas, not administrative areas.

Lujan said teacher's in-service will continue as scheduled.

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