Mayor: 96% of 64,550 NYC classrooms passed ventilation inspection

The mayor gave an update on the ventilation in schools ahead of the first day of school.

News 12 Staff

Sep 8, 2020, 1:49 PM

Updated 1,358 days ago

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Mayor: 96% of 64,550 NYC classrooms passed ventilation inspection
The mayor gave an update on the ventilation in schools ahead of the first day of school.

Mayor Bill de Blasio says all 1,485 buildings have been inspected, and about 96% of 64,550 classrooms passed.

He says the city’s pledge is that if a classroom is not safe, it will not be used.

The mayor also talked about Learning Bridges. He says it is a free child care program on remote learning days for preschool and kindergarten through eighth grade students enrolled in blended learning.

The mayor says the city will be prioritizing working families. This will include the 27 hardest hit communities, children of essential workers, including teachers and program staff and families in temporary housing and NYCHA developments.

The mayor says 70% of priority families will have access by the end of September.
Mayor de Blasio also outlined what school would be like for each age level.

He says preschool will involve center-based play, physical movement, social-emotional development and early learning. All participants will be provided free, healthy meals.

Grades kindergarten through eighth grade will have remote learning, creative arts and STEM and recreational and physical fitness. All participants will be provided free, healthy meals.
 


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