This spring, parents at Rose City Park and Creston School asked that campus water be tested for lead.
Tests conducted on March 22 showed that several water fountains exceeded federal standards. A second round of tests a month later also showed elevated lead levels. Crews repaired and replaced questionable plumbing quickly.
But for a few days at least, the contaminated water continued to flow. And school officials didn’t tell parents, many faculty, school board members — or even Superintendent Carole Smith — until last week.