SEATTLE — Tacoma Public Schools announced Tuesday that tests performed last May found high levels of lead in the drinking water at four additional schools.
The district on Monday informed parents of high levels of lead found at two other elementary schools, Mann and Reed. On Monday night, it discovered the other test reports while reviewing records.
The district said high levels of lead were found in isolated locations at Whittier, DeLong and Manitou Park elementary schools as well as the Madison Head Start program during the May 2015 tests. But a news release says, “It does not appear that any steps were taken to correct the problems at those locations.”
Unlike Mann and Reed, which had widespread lead issues throughout the building, district spokesman Dave Wilkins said the four additional schools were more like “one faucet here, one faucet there.”