By Annie Brown
In Superintendent Terry Walker’s last communication to the IUSD community about the Portola High School site, he shared that test results and data will be made available to the public and all interested parties in mid-to-late May. As part of IUSD’s ongoing commitment to transparency, the following is an update about the testing and lab results. While the District is waiting for the final report to be completed, it appears this third series of tests confirms the 2014 and 2015 site approvals granted by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC).
However, the District will not know conclusively, until the DTSC has reviewed the data and determined it meets their high standards for environmental safety. We anticipate this information in the coming weeks and will communicate with the community at that time.
Below are three potential “outcomes” of the confirmation soil sampling as detailed on March 22 by DTSC Division Chief Dot Lofstrom during a Special Board Meeting. She explained that “Outcome Two” is the current status of the site and that if the testing supports the current status, no further action would be required of IUSD. She stated:
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