St. Louis district needs funds to remove lead paint

Dec. 5, 2008
At least $4.5 million is needed to removed lead-paint hazards from 27 school buildings

The St. Louis school district will seek at least $4.5 million in outside funds to correct potential lead paint hazards at 27 elementary schools.
School board CEO Rick Sullivan says city inspectors and a consultant have suggested immediate steps while the district pursues a permanent solution. Initial estimates put the cost of removing lead paint from the schools at about $2.8 million, but Sullivan said it now appears more money will be needed.

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