TORONTO, Aug. 30 /CNW/ - An environmental consultant will be hired to
conduct an independent assessment of mould problems in Lambton Kent elementary
The agreement to retain the consultant came about in a mediated
settlement between the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and
the Lambton Kent District School Board.
Dr. Om Malik, a highly regarded specialist in the field of environment
science, will lead the assessment team. Dr. Malik is Principal of ECOH
"I am sure parents and our members will be pleased with this
development," said ETFO President, David Clegg. "This agreement is a positive
development for all of the Board's elementary students and staff."
Gayle Stucke, director of education for the Lambton Kent District School
Board, stated: "We are pleased that we have a proactive plan in place to
ensure a healthy and safe learning environment for all students and staff."
The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario represents more than
70,000 public elementary school teachers and education workers across Ontario,
including approximately 850 members working in the 54 elementary schools
operated by the Lambton Kent District School Board.
For further information:
For further information: David Clegg, ETFO President: (416) 962-3836,
toll free: 1-888-838-3836, cell: (416) 948-1592; Jane Bryce, Chair, Lambton
Kent District School Board: (519) 899-2619; Gayle Stucke, Director of
Education, Lambton Kent District School Board: (519) 336-1500, ext. 297; for
reference information contact Trish Johnson, Executive Assistant and
Communications Officer, Lambton Kent District School Board: (519) 336-1500,