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Hazardous Temporary School Buildings Removed

A new building will be constructed for the middle school department of Korpuskóli elementary school in the Reykjavík suburb of Grafarvogur and health-damaging temporary buildings will be removed as decided at a meeting between parents and city authorities yesterday.

The middle school wing of Korpuskóli is scheduled for completion in fall 2010 and until then the middle school students of Korpuskóli will receive instruction at another school, Víkurskóli, Fréttabladid reports.

Parents refused to let their children attend classes in the temporary buildings after samples taken from these buildings in June showed that they were infested with bacteria and molds and were potentially dangerous to their children’s health.

Júlíus Vífill Ingvarsson, head of the educational council of Reykjavík City, said the estimated cost of the new Korpuskóli building is ISK 110 million (USD 1.4 million, EUR 886,000).

New temporary buildings would cost ISK 80 million (USD 990,000, EUR 644,000), Ingvarsson said, but have a much shorter lifetime.

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