Yes, you can drink the water. No lead scares here, LAUSD says
Last week officials shut off water taps at 30 schools in Newark, N.J., after lead levels were found to exceed federal standards. Lead from aging pipes created a water crisis in Flint, Mich., in January and may do so next in cities in Ohio and Mississippi. So what about LA? “Yes, our water is safe,...
By LA School Report | March 15, 2016
LAUSD board allocates $20 million to get the lead out of water
Allocating nearly $20 million to eliminate lead from drinking water at LA Unified schools seemed like a slam-dunk for the school board, but the discussion on Sept. 1 opened floodgates of concern over how to do it. As the district tries to eliminate any trace of lead, plans are underway to remove school fountains that...
By Mike Szymanski | September 4, 2015
Foshay student wins national award; LAUSD kids drinking lead?
NBC Los Angeles last night came out with a story that should disturb any LA Unified student, parent or staff member: it found that thousands of school children could be drinking from fountains tainted with dangerous levels of lead. The report is a followup to a story first examined by NBC seven years ago, when...
By Craig Clough | February 19, 2015