What should happen to the PCB contaminated Hartford elementary school?

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HARTFORD — Parents of Clark Elementary School students are invited to attend two open houses Wednesday night– at the Wish Elementary school and the journalism and media academy– those are the two temporary locations where Clark students are attending school because Clark has been closed due to a PCB contamination.

The PCBs were discovered in December, when crews were installing a new sprinkler system at Clark, and air samples tested positive for the chemical, which is commonly found in buildings constructed in the 70s.

Out of an abundance of caution, the superintendent decided to close Clark until the source of the chemical could be found and dealt with.

The open houses at the temporary schools will begin at 5 p.m.

Parents should report to Wish, on Barbour street, and buses will be provided to the journalism and media academy.

There will also be a meeting at City Hall Wednesday night at 5:30 p.m.– Council members from Clark’s district will discuss what’s been happening and what the next step should be.