The Upper Perkiomen School District will not receive any money from its insurance company to help mitigate the cost of mold cleanup at the high school. District officials have paid more than $1.474 million out of the Capital Reserve account to five outside vendors who completed cleanup and remediation at the school, located at 2 Walt Road in Pennsburg.
Steps were taken to help ensure the school does not have a problem of this magnitude again, according to Nicole Gum, a communications specialist for the district.
Sandra Kassel, the district's business administrator, submitted the bill to the insurance in November. School officials learned that they weren't getting any reimbursement in December, according to Gum. Board members learned of the decision in mid-December in an email sent from district officials, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation.
The district's commercial policy covers mold when caused by ...