High lead levels in water found at 14 more Chicago schools

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Chicago Public Schools now says two more schools have tested positive for lead in the water flowing from fountains, bringing the number to 14.
 
Schools CEO Forrest Claypool said Thursday the 14 cases of lead is out of 65 schools for which test results are available. 
 
According to Claypool, parents of students attending Blaine Elementary School have been told high lead levels have been found in a "rarely-used water fountain in a basement classroom" as well as a fountain inaccessible to students. The second school wasn't identified pending notification of parents.
 
Testing for lead has been done by the district at 169 of 324 buildings with prekindergarten programs and that were constructed prior to 1986. Claypool says the remaining schools will be tested by the end of the year. 

RESULTS BY SCHOOL (As of June 8, 2016) per CPS

More detailed information available on cps.edu/leadtesting

•         Beasley (1 drinking fountain, 2 sinks and 1 sink in kitchen that is not used)
•         Beidler (1 sink)
•         Blaine (1 drinking fountain and 1 sink)
•         Brentano (1 drinking fountain and 1 sink for handwashing in kitchen)
•         Budlong (1 sink)
•         Esmond (1 drinking fountain)
•         Fernwood (2 drinking fountains)
•         Harvard (1 drinking fountain)
•         LaSalle II (1 sink)
•         Locke J (1 sink)
•         Peirce (1 drinking fountain)
•         Perez (1 drinking fountain)
•         Reilly (being retested)
•         Tanner (4 drinking fountains)
  

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