LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Trout elementary school is one of many campuses in the district that has asbestos in the flooring.
It's something LISD officials say they've known about all along, but hasn't been a health risk.
Now, as part of the bond that passed in November of 2007, they are removing the asbestos as they remodel the open breezeways.
"It's been a major undertaking for the summer. We took as an opportunity to get rid of the floor tile now because at some time in the future, it may become a bigger problem that it was today. The money's were allocated within the bond package," says Maintenance Director Morty Halyard.