FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Boise, ID -- 10/30/2018 -- Boise School District is in the process of testing the water at 27 of our pre-1986 schools for lead. This involves identifying fixtures and fountains at each school that need to be tested and taking water samples from each.
The good news is that we are completing the tests much more quickly than we originally anticipated. As of Tuesday, October 30, 2018, we have completed testing at more than 80% of the schools, including:
Adams, Collister, Fairmont, Fort Boise, Garfield, Hawthorne, Highlands, Hillcrest, Jefferson, Koelsch, Liberty, Longfellow, Madison, Maple Grove, Monroe, Mountain View, Owyhee, Pierce Park, Taft, Valley View, Washington and Whittier.
Within the next few days, we expect to complete testing at the remaining schools: Boise, Borah, Capital, Hillside and North.
For more information about our lead testing efforts, including school-by-school testing completion dates, test results (posted as available), and links to information regarding the health risks of lead exposure please visit our
Lead Information Center webpage