NYC Students Head Back To School


STABLE CONDITION. A 27-YEAR OLD MAN IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION. HAPPENING TODAY IT IS THE START OF THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR, THE LARGEST PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM IN THE U.S. ROLLING OUT SOME NEW PROGRAMS. BUT IT IS GETTING GRILLED ON SOME POLICY CHANGES AND SAFETY MEASURES. AUNDREA CLINE-THOMAS WITH MORE THIS MORNING. REPORTER: GOOD MORNING. WE ARE OUTSIDE OF RICHMOND SCHOOL, IT IS A BRAND- NEW SCHOOL, THE MAYOR AND CHANCELLORSVILLE BE HERE LATER THIS MORNING FOR A RIBBON-CUTTING. WHILE THEY WILL BE CELEBRATING OTHERS ARE BEGINNING THE YEAR WITH PLENTY OF UNCERTAINTY. AS MORE THAN 1 MILLION STUDENTS HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL CRITICS QUESTION THE SAFETY IN SOME OF THE OLDER SCHOOLS. EARLIER THIS WEEK THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ANNOUNCED LEAD PAINT REMEDIATION WAS COMPLETE IN CLASSROOMS WITH CHILDREN SIX YEARS OLD OR YOUNGER. IN AN ANNOUNCEMENT THE CHANCELLOR SAID COMMON AREAS WOULD BE NEXT. BUT, NO TIMELINE WAS GIVEN FOR COMPLETION. CHILDREN WHERE THEY SPEND MOST OF THEIR TIME IS IN THE CLASSROOMS BUT WE ARE GOING ABOVE, WE ARE GOING TO COMMON SPACES. REPORTER: MARK TREYGER SAYS HE IGNORED REPEATED THE REQUEST FOR LEAD TESTING IN OTHER AREAS, INCLUDING BATHROOMS AND AUDITORIUMS. HE IS IN HELP POSITION TO DIMINISH THIS THREAT. HE HAS A QUESTIONABLE RECORD IN NEW YORK CITY. AFTER WHAT WE ENDURED WITH NYCHA THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE. REPORTER: ANOTHER CONCERN IS THE FUTURE OF THE GIFTED MY TALENTED PROGRAM. THE MAYOR’S OFFICE THAT THE PROGRAM WILL REMAIN INTACT THIS YEAR. WE NEED TO SERVE THE NEEDS OF ALL STUDENTS. INTELLECTUALLY GIFTED STUDENTS WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY. REPORTER: WHAT IS NEW THIS YEAR? A PARTNERSHIP THAT PUTS A GPS IN EVERY BUS, AT SOME POINT IT WILL ALLOW PARENTS TO TRACK YOUR STUDENTS BY USING AN APP. SPEAKING ARE TRACKING, MORE CAMERAS ARE BEING INSTALLED IN SCHOOL ZONES. THERE ARE 750 ZONES THAT WILL HAVE CAMERAS BY THE END OF THE YEAR. THERE ARE ALSO CHANGES TO WHAT IS ON THE LUNCH MENU FOR STUDENTS FOR THE FIRST TIME THE CITY HAS ADOPTED MEATLESS MONDAY’S TO BE A

4 thoughts on “NYC Students Head Back To School”

  1. Whoop di fuckin do. Can’t wait for the traffic! All these retarded buses and parents don’t know how to drive and keep traffic flowing. This is why people speed because it shouldn’t take an hour to get somewhere that normally takes 20 minutes. Fuck New York City.

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