New York City Schools
Farina announced Thursday that she’ll do away with a system of 55 school “support networks” put in place by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
A New York City school worker arrested Wednesday, reportedly on allegations that he robbed and molested a woman in a Bronx school.
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.