DOWNTOWN — The water at Ogden International School is safe from lead contamination as schools across the city test their pipes, the principal of the Downtown school said.
Principal Michael Beyer sent an e-mail to parents Friday saying both campuses of the Downtown school passed recent tests for lead poisoning. The test results came amid examinations for lead across Chicago Public Schools after one Grand Crossing school tested positive last month.
"I am writing to assure you that both Ogden campuses have been tested independently of this recent test and both are safe," Beyer wrote.
CPS chief Forrest Claypool last week ordered that all district schools be tested for lead after Tanner Elementary, 7350 S. Evans Ave., tested positive during a pilot test of 32 schools in response to concerns stemming from lead poisoning in Flint, Mich.
Ogden independently tested the water earlier this month at its Gold Coast campus, 24 W. Walton St., and a year ago at its West Town campus, 1250 W. Erie St. Both campuses cleared the examination, Beyer said.
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