SOUTHAMPTON Mass. (WWLP) – School officials in Southampton are working to fix dozens of issues found during a recent inspection of an elementary school.
The health department and the building inspector cited dozens of health and safety issues at the William H. Norris School on Pomeroy Meadow Road.
Among the issues, cleaning chemicals stored in the cafeteria’s kitchen, standing water in the refrigerator, mold, and filthy fan blades above where the food is prepared.
The school’s principal told 22News a prior inspection for the cafeteria in May didn’t find any violations, so she was surprised to see so many from this most recent August inspection.
Dozens of other violations include exit’s being blocked and lighting not working properly.
The principal said they’ve been working hard to fix all the problems.
Norris School Principal, Aliza Pluta said, “Everything that could be done right away has been done and the other situations where we had to maybe get quotes to get the sidewalks fixed and things like that, we’ve already contracted out for quotes for those things and they will be fixed soon.”
Principal Pluta told 22News their custodians and cafeteria manager have been working hard to get the school clean and that everything that can be fixed should be ready for when the students arrive back on Monday.