Elementary students in one public school district in Northwest Indiana head back to class Monday — but in a different building several miles from their home. Their old school is being shuttered due to high levels of lead. Chairs, tables and other office furniture was still being moved to the new school as late as Friday. What was once a middle school will now serve elementary kids in East Chicago. Carrie Gosch School is being shut down this year due to concerns of lead inside the school and in an adjacent public housing complex.
WBEZ’s Michael Puente reports.