BUFFALO, NY - Students, faculty and staff at Build Academy in Buffalo (PS #91) are undergoing testing after it was revealed an adult staff member at the school has been diagnosed with active tuberculosis.
The Erie County Health Department and the school district are working together to ensure that the person is getting the appropriate care.
In the meantime, letters were sent home to parents explaining that the risk to others in the school is very low. Skin tests were offered to anyone at the school who wanted one.
The district also let parents know the following steps were being taken to ensure the well being of everyone at the school:
1) As a precaution, maintenance staff will sanitize the school building pursuant to our district procedures for responding to illnesses.
2) Extra nursing personnel have been made available to School #91 so students and staff may be closely monitored.