Monday, March 26, 2007
Dangerous Conditions? Not According to DOE
According to an article in this week's Queens Tribune, the DOE has two suspension trailers that sit several feet behind PS 173, located at 174-10 67th Ave. These trailers are the site that students in grades six through eight who have committed dangerous and violent infractions are attending classes and receiving "counseling". Parents, community leaders and elected officials are up in arms about he inappropriateness of such a site so near to an elementary school. DOE officials claim parents have no need to worry. These students are in totally different facilities with their own security guards, faculty and learning center and the dismissal times are different. To me and the parents in the community, this is just an incident waiting to happen.