Monday, July 29, 2019
This District 75 School's Students Are Treated Like S--T By The DOE
PS 9 in Maspeth Queens is a District 75 school that has students with severe disabilities. These students can be autistic, emotionally disturbed, or mentally retarded. Some have more than one severe disability. and need an environment of small classes, .up to date classrooms, and physical education facilities to help these student succeed. However, at PS 9 only small classes are met and that is because of Federal regulations require it.
In the classrooms of PS 9 there are badly damaged chairs and desks and lack of appropriate technology to help the students master academic and behavioral programs. Further, there are too few bathrooms for the students. Read the New York Post story Here
The school lacks a gym and uses the school cafeteria and kitchen as a gym which is a safety issue. Moreover, the school is smack dab in the middle of an industrial area and the classrooms are subject to industrial pollution and truck noise. Finally, the school itself needs to be modernized and despite the DOE's claim that they will spend $14 million dollars to upgrade PS 9, most people don't believe it and want a new and modern school that caters to the needs of this severally disabled students.