Schools Chancellor Pressed For Answers On Mold Problem At Williamsburg Schools

April 3, 2012 12:00 AM

Schools Chancellor Pressed For Answers On Mold Problem At Williamsburg Schools
" NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New York City’s schools chancellor is responding to parents’ complaints over mold at a middle school where some parents claim students are getting sick.

Parents are fuming over an ongoing mold problem at P.S. 17 and M.S. 577 in Williamsburg where walls, ceilings and baseboards are covered in gunk, CBS 2’s Ann Mercogliano reported.

“They don’t care what’s going on with the kids,” one parent said.

“The kids are always complaining when they go into the classrooms, they can’t breathe properly,” another parent said.

The city said seven classrooms were found with new mold just last week, Mercogliano reported.

An emergency school meeting led by deputy chancellor Kathleen Grimm was held Monday night intended to satisfy parents by revealing details of a massive clean-up.

The meeting however, ended up infuriating parents more.

Parents’ demands to relocate their children were met with a resounding “no” and on Tuesday, in Greenwich Village, New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott was pressed for answers "

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