MONTROSE, Colo. — Following the discovery of asbestos containing material at another school campus on Monday of this week, Montrose County School District (MCSD) conducted a facilities assessment of Centennial Middle School (CtMS) using a subcontracted environmental engineer. Initial samples taken from the CtMS South Building campus indicate the presence of asbestos containing material and a thorough campus-wide investigation is now ongoing.
As a precaution, Centennial Middle School will transition to remote instruction for the remainder of this week, starting tomorrow. All CtMS students and teachers were informed to bring all learning and activities materials home from school as they will not be able to access materials during the asbestos inspection and planning process.
School staff are working on an adjusted learning plan in the event of an extended closure of any part of the CtMS campus; adjusted learning plans will be finalized and communicated to all CtMS students and families later this week.
All affected individuals and families have been notified prior to this public release.
This situation is developing and MCSD is committed to keeping all students and staff safe and informed.
For details and updates, please visit the MCSD and CtMS homepages and/or social media.