Virtual classes starting October 24 after radioactive waste was found at Jana Elementary

FLORISSANT, Mo. — An elementary school in northern St. Louis County is going virtual after radioactive contamination was found at the school.

Jana Elementary School students begin distance learning on Monday, October 24 and will continue through January. The last day students can go to school in person is Thursday. They are free on Friday.

Many questions remained unanswered after a report was released showing increased radioactive contamination from nearby Coldwater Creek. At Tuesday’s board meeting, the Hazelwood School Board of Education decided to hold an in-person meeting on Wednesday and Thursday.

Next year the students will be transferred to other schools. A parent with a preschool and first grade students at Jana’s is upset at the news that going virtual and then changing schools.

“It’s awful,” said Lyndsey Ridley. “The school should have… The school can’t help it. The pollution should have been cleaned up a long time ago. But when the board or whoever found out in January, something could have been figured out for this year.”

https://fox2now.com/news/missouri/virtual-classes-starting-oct-24-after-radioactive-waste-found-at-jana-elementary/ Virtual classes starting October 24 after radioactive waste was found at Jana Elementary

Sarah Y. Kim

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