‘Very elevated lead’ found in 2 Hayhurst classrooms

Elevated lead levels were found in window troughs

Hayhurst school on SW Iowa Street. (Google Street View)
Hayhurst school on SW Iowa Street. (Google Street View)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — ‘Very elevated levels’ of lead have been found in two classrooms at Hayhurst school in southwest Portland.

Portland Public Schools announced the lead finding in an alert on their website Wednesday. 

All PPS lead test results

“Recently, PPS hired an independent third party to test lead paint levels in two of the classrooms at Hayhurst. In those classrooms, there were very elevated lead levels noted in the window troughs most likely from paint chips accumulating over a number of years,” Courtney Wilton, the PPS Interim Executive Director of Operations wrote.

Portland Public Schools have been conducting district-wide water testing since high levels of lead were found in several schools back in spring.

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