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All Buildings Cleared and Re-Opened at Juan Cabrillo Elementary and Malibu High School

MALIBU, Calif. –  As the first day of school quickly approaches at the Santa Monica-Malibu School District, environmental testing results cleared the final buildings at Juan Cabrillo Elementary School (JCES) and Malibu High School (MHS), indicating all buildings are safe.

On Wednesday, the District re-opened the remaining three buildings at Juan Cabrillo: two classroom buildings (Buildings D & E) and the School Library (Building F). All buildings at JCES have been sampled and cleared with the exception of one administration room that is scheduled to be completed by the end of the week.

Another classroom building (Building D) as well as the Woodshop Building (Building G) was cleared on the MHS campus, certifying all nine buildings tested are safe to be re-opened for students and staff. Results for room 303 of the Music Building, where orchestra raisers were removed delaying the sampling process, as well as results for room 506 of Building G, will be announced tomorrow or Monday. In the interim, these rooms remain closed.

To date, ALL results for environmental tests conducted over the summer have found that Malibu High and Juan Cabrillo Elementary buildings are safe for students and staff, based on EPA benchmarks.

Specifically, the following buildings have been deemed safe for teachers, staff and students, and have been re-opened. Testing results for each building can be found by clicking the appropriate link/building name.

August 14 – Malibu High School, Woodshop Building (Building G) — attached

August 13 – Malibu High School, Classroom Building D <>

August 13 – Juan Cabrillo Elementary, Classrooms Buildings D &E/Library (Building F) <>

August 11 – Malibu High School, Media & Graphic Arts Building (Building I) <>

August 11 – Juan Cabrillo Elementary, Classroom Building C <>

August 8 — Malibu High School, Music Building (Building F) <>

August 6 — Juan Cabrillo Elementary, Administration & Classroom Buildings (Building A & B) <>

August 5 — Malibu Middle School, Classroom/Blue Shark Building (Building E) <>

August 4 — Malibu High School, Cafeteria/Auditorium (Building H) <>

July 28 — Malibu High School, Administration (Building B/C) <>

July 28 — Malibu High School, Library (Building A) <>

July 18 — Malibu High School, Old Gym (Building J) <>

All air, soil and surface testing are scheduled to be completed before the start of school.  The District will open and occupy classrooms only if the testing results are in line with the protective public health standards set by EPA indicating that the schools/rooms are safe to occupy.  If the results are delayed or outside of acceptable limits set by EPA or DTSC, the District is preparing start-of-school contingency plans.

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Editor’s Note: For additional information about ENVIRON’s work with the school district, including weekly reports it provides, please click here <>.