30 Chicago Public Schools test positive for lead
CHICAGO — Thirty CPS schools have now tested positive for lead.
Chicago Public Schools launched district-wide testing in May and 30 schools have lead levels exceeding the government’s action level.
Courtenay Elementary School in Uptown is the latest school to test positive.
Any impacted fixtures, such as water fountains, have been turned off, according to CPS.
The district is developing plans to resolve issues, and said families at these schools have been notified.
Another community meeting about lead will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 23rd at Corliss High School on 103rd St.
Here is a list of the 30 CPS schools with elevated lead levels:
Beasley (1 drinking fountain, 3 sinks)
Beidler (1 sink)
Blaine (1 drinking fountain, 1 area in boiler room)
Blair Early Childhood Center (1 drinking fountain and 3 sinks)
Brentano (1 drinking fountain and 1 sink for handwashing in kitchen)
Budlong (1 sink)
Burbank Elementary (1 drinking fountain and 2 sinks)
Carson Elementary (3 sinks)
Carver Elementary (3 drinking fountains)
Chappell Elementary (1 sink)
Chase (2 sinks)
Columbia Explorers Elementary (1 sink)
Courtenay Elementary (4 drinking fountains)
Disney (1 sink)
Durkin Park (1 classroom)
Esmond (1 drinking fountain)
Fernwood (2 drinking fountains)
Gunsaulus Elementary (1 sink)
Harvard (1 drinking fountain)
Hibbard Elementary (2 sinks)
Josephine Locke Elementary (1 sink)
LaSalle II (1 sink)
Nightingale (1 drinking fountain)
Peirce (1 drinking fountain)
Perez (1 drinking fountain)
Reilly (4 sinks, 1 drinking fountain)
Spencer Technology Academy (2 classrooms, a kitchen, 1 bathroom)
Tanner (4 drinking fountains)
Tonti (1 drinking fountain)
Wentworth (4 drinking fountains)