High lead levels found at an elementary school on Chicago's South Side have prompted plans for a district-wide lead testing effort, school and city officials announced Friday.
Three water fountains at Tanner Elementary had high lead levels, district officials said, and water coolers have since been set up at the school.
A lead testing CPS pilot program began late last month and covered 32 public schools. CPS says 250 additional schools will have their water checked as part of its first installment of the expanded lead testing program. The majority of the 250 schools were constructed before 1986, meaning they are more likely to have lead service lines. Testing at those schools could be finished as early as next month.