The following statement was released by Greenwich Schools on Tuesday afternoon:
Greenwich Public Schools has been notified of a high exceedance of arsenic on the baseball field adjacent to the New Lebanon School. While the investigation is not complete, the level of arsenic required our consultant to notify us prior to the completion of delineation sampling. The level of arsenic has triggered State reporting limits and requires remediation. We expect that the exceedance is no larger than twenty feet in diameter and two feet deep. The area of concern is inside the protection fencing, which was erected in April and is not accessible to the public. Information related to the delineation investigation is still developing and GPS will share this information as it becomes available.
On Tuesday at 7:00pm, there will be a public forum on the specs for a new New Lebanon School. While there is some controversy and disagreement over which Scheme is preferable, the building committee nominees were okayed by the RTM on Monday night: Clare Kilgallen, Brian Harris, Steve Walko, Patricia Kantorski, Dean Goss, Peter Bernstein, and William Drake. Selectman Drew Marzullo will serve as ex-officio.