The people group of Castle Hill High School is reeling subsequent to being exhorted a substance found on school premises in 2016 was asbestos after the NSW Department of Education decided it wasn’t.
Liberal part for Castle Hill Ray Williams has blamed the division for “seriously splitting the difference” the wellbeing of 2000 individuals by declining to respond to inquiries regarding asbestos content at the school since the wrong report in 2016.
“The educators and guardians of CHHS have submitted various questions in regards to Asbestos to the Department of Education more than quite a long while which actually stay unanswered,” he said in a proclamation.
Williams said he became mindful of the erroneous asbestos test report last Thursday when he was given the positive 2016 asbestos test result.
In 2020, the school went through significant remediation work after the division recognized there was asbestos in the rooftop.
The disclosure happened three years after the division proclaimed asbestos was available in 30 schools across the state however Castle Hill High was not one of them.
At that point, the division recognized the misstep however said there was a “low or irrelevant” chance of openness to airborne dangerous material.
From that point forward, Williams said the office has evaded the school local area in its requests for replies.
“The office has been perched on this for the beyond seven years. That is a whole associate that is gone through year 7 to 12 without realizing asbestos was in the vicinity,” Williams said.
The division has been drawn nearer for input.