After water tested at one San Diego Unified campus revealed the presence of lead at twice the allowable levels, testing is under way at schools across the district.
So far, the results have been published from only one San Diego Unified site – Emerson-Bandini, in Mountain View, which shares a campus with San Diego Cooperative Charter School. Officials took 10 water samples from fountains and sinks on campus. Those tests revealed water from three different sources contained more than the allowable limit of lead. The water at one sink contained more than twice the allowable limit.
Water samples taken last fall at La Mirada Elementary School in San Ysidro found alarming levels of lead coming from eight drinking fountains. And a test of a drinking fountain near the gym at San Marcos Middle School had “higher than acceptable” levels of lead, the district revealed in early March.
The news has spooked parents and at least one local lawmaker.
Not looking to cause panic: but, if your kids attend an older (pre-1986) school in San Diego, send them w/ bottled water until tested.
— Lorena (@LorenaSGonzalez) March 31, 2017
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Why does this look so much like a map on Racial Profiling would ( had VOSD the courage to cover that hot-potato topic.)
I'm confused. Your sentence reads "...between 2014 and 2016, at least 931 students left San Diego Unified high schools after the start of their freshman year." Without knowing which months in 2014 and 2016 you're referencing, it could imply that students from three different grades (sophomores, juniors, and seniors) left over a two- or three-year span. Minimally, I read this to mean that students left from at least four different graduation cohorts--the graduating classes of 2015 (the seniors in fall 2014), 2016 (the juniors in fall '14), and 2017 (the sophomores in the fall of '14), and 2018 (the sophomores in the fall of 2015). This would be a total of 28,000 (4x7000) graduates. Did I miss something?
@EducatedMom That sentence refers to juniors who transferred to charter schools during the 2014-2015 school year, and seniors who transferred during the 2015-2016 school year -- which would align with the class of 2016.