Mold cleaned up at Green Bay Southwest High School

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Mold was discovered at Southwest High School in Green Bay a week before classes started.

A spokeswoman for the Green Bay Area Public School District tells Action 2 News teachers discovered the mold on their first day back at school. That's when it was discovered the air-conditioning system was only working at 25 percent, and humidity and a lack of cool air contributed to mold growth.

The district says the mold was cleaned up and the entire school was cleaned from top to bottom, and a company based in Madison was brought up to clean the diffusers to make sure air quality at the school was safe.

The school staff was informed, but parents weren't notified because the problem was taken care of before school started, the spokeswoman said, but after Action 2 News passed along one parent's concerns, the district plans to send information to parents.