Representatives from the Syracuse City School District Facilities, Operations and Maintenance Office (through arrangements made by Principal Daryl Hall) will come to the school on Thursday, October 28th, at 5:30p.m. to meet and discuss with parents and interested staff current plans and a timeline to address some specific building concerns that have been raised by parents, including:
- Bathrooms primarily in the 5th thru 8th Grade wing that appear to historically have:
- A lack of hot water and many non-functioning faucets
- Irregular and inadequate toilet stalls/doors
- Persistent roof leak
The first three items were the subject of an April 2010 correspondence to SCSD with supporting signatures from over 100 parents. While the district had initially conveyed to Principal Hall (in April 2010) that the issues regarding a complete lack of hot water and several non-working faucets in the 5th through 8th grades would be addressed “immediately”, this has not occurred.
If there are other concerns or things you have become aware of, this would be an opportunity for discussion. While initial focus hopes to address the fundamental health and hygiene concerns regarding the school’s bathrooms, particularly in the aforementioned areas, other issues regarding the current state of carpets in the older wing of the school, such as kindergarten classrooms, are also parental concerns that have been expressed.
Again,the meeting is currently this Thursday, October 28th at 5:30 p.m. at the school.
Please consider attending. If we do not unite and voice our concerns, our children’s classrooms and bathroom facilities will continue to stay in a state of disrepair, as they have been for years. In the United States in 2010, this is unacceptable.