Asbestos will be removed from a Jefferson Township elementary school during the summer, according to South Butler School District officials.
The school board authorized Foreman Architects Engineers of Cranberry to receive bids on eliminating asbestos-contaminated bulkheads and ceilings at the school building.
The cancer-causing substance was found during an appraisal of district buildings for probable renovation.
The building was constructed in 1970, when asbestos was an extensively used construction material.
The estimated cost of the project is approximately $200,000. The exact amount could be calculated only after receiving the bids.
The project, which will start once the school year is completed, is expected to be finished by the end of July.