Legal news for New York Premises Liability attorneys– Parents and students are upset at Bronx Early College Academy for repairs that were not made.
Bronx, NY (NewYorkInjuryNews.com) – Parents and students picket for a call to action at Bronx Early College Academy where the walls are falling apart, air conditioning units broken, and desks are destroyed with graffiti, announced New York Daily News on October 26, 2009.
Renovations were scheduled to be finished before the beginning of the school year, but few changes have been made by late October, claimed Parent Association co-president, Annabelle Wright. The school is a very disconcerting situation in itself. The Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. was alarmed when he learned about the condition of the school when he visited on a tour. He was greatly disappointed that the promises made to the student’s parents were not honored, which he wrote in a letter to Chancellor Joel Klein.
The Education Department officials claimed that $300,000 of extensive renovations had already has been done at the Bronx Early College Academy, claimed the Academy spokesperson Will Havemann. He claimed that the school building was up to standard quality. The department had put in outlets in every classroom, dry erase boards, and created a new wellness center, and wired the office. Other repairs are reportedly in the process.
The school relocated specifically so that renovations could take place earlier this year. The students were temporarily displaced to study at an Intermediate School 166 located in East Concourse. Both students and parents did not want the move for educational purposes stating that it deviated from the original plan to have the students take classes at Lehman College. The plan was deisgned so that students in high school could have an associate’s degree through Lehman College before they finish senior year, which did not take place.
A Bronx Parent, Ibrahim Bah, told Sources that, “ Most of the stuff that was supposed to be in place before school opened was not put in,” he said. “It feels like now that they have us in here, they’re basically washing their hands and saying, ‘Let them take care of themselves.'”