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Quincy elementary schools cited for lack of maximum occupancy signs


At least two Quincy schools have been cited for not being up to state safety codes.

A recent inspection found that cafeterias at Dewey and Ellington Elementary do not have required occupancy signs.

According to state codes, any assembly greater than 50 persons must have an approved maximum occupancy sign posted in a visible location.

QPS Business Manager Joel Murphy say they are now working with fire officials to make sure their occupancy levels meet fire codes, so they can get everyone evacuated safely in case of an emergency.

"Make sure we're not overcrowding the areas, so if there was an incident or issue where we had to get people out quickly there's enough exits for the size group, distance to the exits those types of things," Murphy said.

Officials tell WGEM spoke with say when the occupancy levels are adjusted, it may have an impact on programs and scheduling in the schools.

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