Tuesday, December 26, 2017
The DOE Puts John Adams High School Staff And Students At Risk Due To Bedbug Infestation.
The DOE will always claim that they put children first when it comes to the health and safety of the students. However, with a lax student discipline policy and the widespread use of cellphones in the schools, bullying and theft is a serious problem. Moreover, both students and staff feel increasingly unsafe in their schools as student suspension rates plummet and weapon confiscations increase as student misbehavior is not punished. Finally, at John Adams High School, a Renewal School, the DOE chose to keep the school open for the last week, despite a bedbug infestation at the school that could endanger the health and welfare of the people at the school.
Parents. students, and teachers alike were terrified not only from getting bit by the bedbugs but carrying them home to their own families. Yet, the DOE ignored their fears and kept the school open the rest of the week, thereby, endangering the health and welfare of the students and staff and by extension their families.
The DOE administrators who allowed the school to remain open last week, despite the documented bedbug infestation, should be punished and even lose their jobs for potentially putting the school students and staff at risk for serious health and welfare problems. Then again, under Chancellor Carmen Farina, the DOE administrators are not held accountable for their poor decisions, even when it affects the health and welfare of the students they are supposed to protect.
You can see the NBC news feed about the bedbugs Here. The ABC news report can be found Here.