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Superintendent Jackie Pons Calls Special Meeting on School Water Quality

Jackie Pons
Posted at 4:26 PM, Oct 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-03 11:00:18-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - Leon County school officials have announced a special meeting about recent water quality concerns in county schools.

In an email, officials announced that School Superintendent Jackie Pons has called a special meeting of the school board for Nov. 3. at 6 p.m.

Organizers said that the meeting will focus on the LCS Quality Water Assurance Program.

“I look forward to announcing the Quality Water Assurance Program during this special meeting of the school board. This program will be a first of its kind project designed to provide clean water for generations to come," said Superintendent Jackie Pons. "The research project completed over the summer, while students were off campus, was the first step in the project’s development. Part of the next recommended steps include expanded water testing on all school sites. We look forward to discussing next Thursday.”

Pons statement came after water testing at some schools in Leon and Wakulla counties showed high levels of lead, based on a recent study by local researchers.

Read more about the high levels of lead at some schools in Leon and Wakulla counties in the link below.