NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The school year at Dr. Edward A. Ricci Middle School in North Providence will start Tuesday.
The first day was pushed back due to mold found in several classrooms.
Interim Superintendent Robert O’Brien says students and staff will have to make the day up at the end of the year.
“Are we going to have to make the days up? The answer is probably yes,” O’Brien said at a North Providence School Committee meeting a few weeks ago. “I did call the Department of Education. I’m not sure if we will be able to get a waiver for that.”
O’Brien said a cleaning company was hired to remove any mold present in the building
The rest of the school district started classes on Aug. 29 as previously planned.