Tiffany Bond, DCPS worker, dies from meningitis
WASHINGTON (WJLA) - D.C. Public Schools has confirmed that it was a cafeteria manager at John Carroll Nalle Elementary School that died of meningitis on Sunday.
Staffers and parents tell us her name was Tiffany Bond, and that she was loved by many.
In a statement, DCPS said the worker died of pneumococcal meningitis, and that “although this form of illness does not require a full-scale cleaning, out of an abundance of caution, DCPS chose to clean and disinfect the school..."
Some parents say they are satisfied with the way the school has handled the situation.
But others remain worried
The school sent a letter home to parents from the health department explaining the symptoms and how the disease is spread. But according to the Advisory Neighborhood Commission, there should have been more notification.
"They need to notify more than the parents, because this is a community," says Mary Jackson with the ANC. "