Willowridge High School to reopen in January after mold issue

By Aaron Barker - Senior Digital Editor

HOUSTON - Willowridge High School will reopen in January after crews worked for months to remove mold from the building, officials at the Fort Bend Independent School District said Friday.

Officials said crews finished mold-remediation work earlier this month, but are still working to replace flooring, ceiling tiles and drywall. They said crews also found that additional work is required on the building’s heating and air-conditioning system.

Hurricane Harvey also caused minor delays to the work, officials said.

“I am disappointed that the reopening of Willowridge will be delayed, but I am excited about the improvements our students and staff will enjoy when they return,” said FBISD Superintendent Charles Dupre.

Dupre said a ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for when the school reopens after winter break.

The school has been closed since construction crews discovered mold inside the building during the summer break.

Willowridge students have been doubling up with students at Marshall High School since the beginning of the school year.

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