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Future of ASUM Daycare to be discussed in Missoula

Posted at 9:09 AM, Mar 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-12 11:09:17-04

MISSOULA – Classes are back in session at a University of Montana building that had been shut down due to elevated levels of asbestos.

Crews have been deep cleaning McGill Hall as well as doing some asbestos remediation.

The basement is still sealed off until crews can finish the abatement process however, the first and second floors are open to everyone.

UM officials will continue to monitor other buildings for elevated levels of asbestos.

Meanwhile, ASUM is encouraging people to give their input on where the future home of the child care facility — which had to be moved when McGill Hall was closed — should be.

ASUM Childcare
The ASUM facility had to be closed after the discovery of asbestos in McGill Hall. (MTN News photo)

University officials have been exploring options for a permanent location, including the library at Missoula College, which raised some concerns from students.

ASUM will host three input sessions to provide the chance people to learn about the possible new locations they are considering as well as understanding the evaluation criteria.

The listening sessions will take place on Thursday, March 14 in the  UC Theater from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. and from 2 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. in room 340 at Missoula College. A meeting will also be held on Friday, March 15 in the UC Theater from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.

UM says they will announce a course of action by spring break, which starts in two weeks.