David Gundale, Principal

640 Humboldt Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55107

(651) 293-8670 | Get Directions

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360 Colborne Street, Saint Paul, MN, 55102

651-767-8100 | Get Directions

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Lower Gym Construction Project Begins Feb. 6

Dear Open World Learning Community Families, 

I’m writing to inform you about a construction project that will begin in the Open World Learning’s lower gymnasium on Monday, Feb. 6.

Crews will begin removing the gym floor and a vapor barrier that contains a small amount of asbestos. Please know that Open World Learning Community students will not be in or around the work area during the asbestos removal activities.  This work is the result of an unanticipated water event from a broken sprinkler head. The water damage has required the removal of the ceiling and flooring materials in order to rebuild the gymnasium. 

Asbestos is a naturally occurring construction material that was used in older buildings and homes before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declared asbestos as potentially damaging to our health. Asbestos can only be hazardous if it is disturbed without taking the proper precautions. Humboldt students were never at risk while in the gym, nor will they be during the removal process. 

Licensed contractors will follow all federal and state regulations during removal and the work area will be sealed off. Additionally, crews will regularly test the air outside of the work area to ensure that work is being done safely. 

If you have any questions about this project, please call Jeff Connell with District Safety at 651-744-1800. 


David Gundale, Principal

Open World Learning Community