The Newark School District received results from lead testing that found all eight non-traditional buildings tested had at least one water fountain or faucet with lead levels of at least 15 parts per billion.
The Lakewood school district is $12 million in debt. The proposed budget, which the school board condemned and the superintendent refused to certify, would cut 68 teachers, which could lead to class sizes of 40.
Water filters on pipes in some Newark public schools show the district has been battling elevated lead levels in the drinking water for some time. Newark and the state are each saying the other is working to conduct lead testing for city students.
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