Ascension Parish School System leaders announced temporary buildings at four Ascension Parish Schools are being ventilated after volunteers and teachers complained of throat and eye irritation from an ammonia-like odor. The complaints came when the buildings were getting prepped for students.
Superintendent David Alexander said the ventilation is being done to rid the odor in the buildings. It was initially discovered at Galvez Middle, Galvez Primary; along with Lake Elementary. Ascension Parish School System officials also decided to begin ventilation at St. Amant as a precaution.
Balloon like plastic bags were installed to the windows of the T Buildings after environmentalists, air quality and engineering experts tested the buildings. They were consulted about the mysterious odor, that remains unidentified at this time. The School System said it's not harmful, despite people complaining of the throat and eye irritation.