CMS to conduct 2nd phase of testing drinking water for lead

CMS to conduct 2nd phase of testing drinking water for lead

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will start testing the drinking water for lead at nearly three dozen additional schools.

It is the second phase of water testing that will start Sept. 24 and will be completed Nov. 9, district officials said.

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The district will be focusing on 17 high schools, 15 middle schools and three administrative sites that were built before 1989.

Parents will get letters before and after their child's school is tested.

Testing from last fall showed high lead levels in the water at 26 elementary schools, but parents weren't notified until this month.

Repairs were made to the schools involved.

There will be a third phase of testing for nearly 70 schools built after 1989.

CMS schools to be tested in water quality program: Round 2:

  • Albemarle Road MS
  • Alexander Graham MS
  • Atrium (Education Center - CMS Main Admin Bldg)
  • Bishop Spaugh
  • Carmel MS
  • Cochrane (iMeck Academy)
  • Coulwood STEM Academy
  • East Mecklenburg HS
  • Eastway MS
  • Garinger HS
  • Harding University HS
  • Hawthorne Academy of Health Sciences
  • Independence HS
  • JT Williams Montessori
  • Kennedy MS
  • Leadership Academy HS
  • Myers Park HS
  • North Mecklenburg HS
  • Northeast MS
  • Northwest School of the Arts
  • Olympic HS
  • Performance Learning Center (Derita ES)
  • Piedmont Open MS
  • Providence HS
  • Quail Hollow MS
  • Randolph MS
  • Ranson MS
  • Sedgefield MS
  • Smith Family Center
  • South Mecklenburg HS
  • Villa Heights ES
  • West Charlotte HS
  • West Charlotte Project LIFT Academy (Graham Center)
  • West Mecklenburg HS
  • Wilson STEM Academy

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