Remediation work on nonairborne mold found at Barrington Place Elementary School will push students and staff to neighboring campuses for the 2022-23 school year, Fort Bend ISD officials have announced.

District leaders announced July 19 that the renovations will be completed in time for students and staff to be back on campus for the start of the 2023-24 school year. According to the announcement, the mold was discovered in the chilled water piping located above the ceiling during a routine facilities assessment in late June. The insulation surrounding the chilled water piping deteriorated with age and allowed moisture to enter the material, creating conditions suitable for mold growth.

Students in prekindergarten and early childhood special education programs will attend Sugar Mills Elementary; students in kindergarten through second grade will attend Meadows Elementary; and students in third through fifth grade will attend Lakeview Elementary, according to the announcement.

Barrington Place opened to students and families in 1990. As one of FBISD’s older campuses, its renovation was slated to be included in the proposed 2022 bond package. As of the 2021-22 school year, the school had 482 students. 281-634-1000.