We, like so many, are spending a lot of our time thinking about reopening schools safely. We are still trying to process last week’s Board of Education meeting.
Since 2015, Parents United for Public Education has been working towards ensuring Philadelphia’s schools buildings are safe, warm, and inviting for students, staff, and communities. We helped to expose the serious facility and health issues existing in our schools.
SDP needs to develop an Active Shooter policy and procedure that keeps children safe.
Philadelphia public schools have a long history of neglected hazards and deferred maintenance. For many years Philadelphia’s school children have had to exist and try to learn in conditions where the air is contaminated with mold spores, water fountains are lead contaminated, schools are unable to control the internal temperatures, asbestos exposures and rodent infestationContinue reading “Philadelphia’s Filthy Schools Continue”
This past May, there was a horrific bus accident involving eighth grade students, staff and parents of Charles W. Henry Elementary school. All 30 passengers and driver were injured when a car collided with the charter bus and eventually overturned on I-95. http://thenotebook.org/articles/2017/05/15/henry-school-bus-crash-injures-dozens-some-critically http://www.philly.com/philly/education/CW-Henry-bus-accident-class-trip-DC-critical-Maryland.html It is understood that this was indeed an accident. However, everythingContinue reading “The Aftermath: Time for an Emergency Procedure policy”