NBC 10 I-Team: Bradley students back at North Providence High

Bradley School students have been allowed to return to North Providence High School. (WJAR)

Special needs students, who were pulled from attending North Providence High School just before the start of the school year, are now attending class at the school, the NBC 10 I-Team has learned.

Lifespan said the four students began attending class at the high school on Monday, a spokesperson confirmed to the NBC 10 I-Team.

Lifespan had pulled the plug on sending those special needs students from attending class at North Providence High School, after documents obtained by the I-Team showed April 2016 testing of a basement classroom found radon measured 8.5 parts – a number above the EPA acceptable level of 4.

Students in Bradley School’s individualized educational services program were slated to use one of the classrooms at the high school during the 2017-2018 school year beginning on August 30, but didn’t.

Bradley Schools’ parent company, Lifespan School Solutions pulled out of the agreement after the school department notified it about radon in the school.

Since then, Bradley met with North Providence school department officials to discuss the agreement and the results of a September 11, 2017 report.

David Levesque told the NBC 10 I-Team that results were at an acceptable level, but did not elaborate on the testing or reported results.

The high school has had a history of elevated radon in the building since 1992 with elevated levels found in the kitchen and two basement classrooms. Requests for comment from Nort Providence Superintendent Bridget Morrisseau were not returned.

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