School is now in session for every school but there’s one school that’s not starting the school year off with a bang. Instead, Fonda-Fultonville School is starting it off with a bug.

 

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News 10 ABC is reporting that a few days before the first day of school, some of the staff started to see cockroaches in the elementary and middle schools. On Friday, September 6, 2013, a letter was sent home letting parents know that a pest management company was being brought in over the weekend to professionally treat the buildings to get rid of the pests.

Even though the bugs were seen before the first day, apparently there were some school officials that didn’t think that they needed to delay the the beginning of the school year. The superintendent of the school, Ray Coluciello, has mentioned that parents and guardians of children at the schools should thoroughly check the children’s book bags when they get home, to make sure that they haven’t brought any of the pests home with them.

The problem is being monitored, and there will be more treatments over the weekend. There will be no one allowed in the buildings over the weekend, during this process.

Fonda-Fultonville is about 50 miles west of the Albany area.