The existence of dangerous hazards in schools, like mold, lead, asbestos, insect infestation and buildings that are either too hot or too cold pose a serious threat to the welfare of our students.
Budget problems and years of deferred maintenance are part of the problem here. But rather than face up to it, the District has attempted to sweep the issue under the rug and is thwarting a federally funded effort to study these problems and come up with a plan for dealing with them.
PHILAPOSH, a union supported group that campaigns for better health and safety conditions on the job, has launched a petition demanding the the District cooperate with this study as a first step toward addressing this serious issue. The petition can be downloaded from our tools and resources page here