New York City Schools
Mayor Bill de Blasio said now that funding for pre-kindergarten has been secured his administration can move forward with other education initiatives.
School officials have been busy reworking bus routes and finding empty seats for students who live in areas where the schools cannot re-open right away.
“Our goal is to make sure the schools are providing a safe environment for our students, but also we just don’t push students out of the classroom where they’re not learning as well,” Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said.
The federal government wants the city to replace fluorescent light fixtures that might leak PCBs. The city says they pose no immediate danger.