The New York State Training Division says a criminal offense might have been dedicated after one in every of Blind Brook College District’s colleges shut down proper as the college 12 months kicked off.
The state Training Division shut down Ridge Avenue College resulting from fireplace security hazards for college kids, together with a brand new system that hasn’t been inspected but.
The district says it was ordered to shut down the college Wednesday, however the superintendent says they’ve been engaged on issues about building because the starting of the week.
Dad and mom, nevertheless, are livid as a result of their kids have been at school Monday by means of Wednesday, and so they came upon lessons have been canceled by means of an internet newspaper article. They are saying they didn’t get official phrase from the district till the day after they came upon themselves.
Dad and mom demanded solutions from district officers and known as for a brand new management.
Now the state is asking for change as properly.
The Training Division issued a scathing letter directed on the college board on Friday over the truth that the college had opened within the first place on Monday. Kids have been within the constructing for 3 days regardless of not having a certificates of occupancy.
Proper now, there may be building of an addition on the college, and inspectors discovered the hearth management system isn’t absolutely on-line, amongst different potential violation— therefore no certificates.
Commissioner of the New York Division Of Training Betty Rosa wrote in a letter to the district:
“Dad and mom belief their college leaders to maintain their kids secure once they ship them to highschool. An intentional choice to occupy a faculty constructing missing a C.O. represents a brazen, and maybe legal, disregard for the protection of others. It could actually help the elimination of faculty officers for a willful violation of regulation or neglect of responsibility beneath Training Regulation 306. It’s unfathomable that it took the issuance of an S.E.D. directive to shut the college, which was the one morally and legally acceptable motion beneath the circumstances.”
There’s one other college board assembly anticipated to occur Friday night. It was scheduled earlier than this letter from the Division of Training grew to become public.