It stands to reason that there would be mold in the school, Ray said, because it has a leaky roof (the school system's project to replace that roof is currently out for bid).
"Mold is a natural thing. It occurs all the time, everywhere," she said. "Especially this time of year it can become a problem because it gets damp outside and you don't have as much sunlight or air flow as you might have."
She didn't see or smell anything that indicated the school has a serious ongoing issue, though the environmental report will have the final word on that.
That report is expected to be complete by sometime next week.
South Charleston parents were at the county school board's regular meeting last week, outraged by the condition of the school building and demanding action from the school system.
Parents said they suspected that mold in the school could be making some of the students sick, and were frustrated the school board hadn't taken action to remedy the situation sooner.
Board President Pete Thaw promised action would be taken in the coming weeks. Board members will address the issue again at the regular meeting in October.
Contact writer Shay Maunz at shay.ma...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4886.