The school is one of three temporarily closed because of asbestos concerns. Short-term options include delaying new math materials, closing an unidentified school site and forgoing professional development programs . Inhaling high levels of asbestos over a long period can cause cancer and other lung disease, experts say. No air samples taken at Oak View were above the legal threshold, according to district documents. A report on tests at about a half-dozen schools is expected this month from the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
Results of asbestos tests conducted in the Ocean View School District are expected to be made public in two to three weeks, a regional air quality official said Wednesday. The AQMD routinely deals with sites where renovations are underway, but Nazemi called its role with the school district atypical. "We generally don't go back to make sure the clean-up is sufficient," Nazemi said. Nazemi said the report would be made available to the school district and to the public. Cleanup and construction at Hope View are well underway.