Parents, Teachers Frustrated With School District’s Handling Of Asbestos In Schools

CBS EVENING NEWS US WITH NORAH O’DONNELL. KIDS NEED TO BE BACK IN SCHOOL. RIGHT NOW AT 5:30, PARENTS DEMAND ANSWERS AT A PACKED TOWN HALL MEETING AS PHILADELPHIA SCHOOL LEADERS SCRAMBLED TO FIND A SOLUTION TO LINGERING ASBESTOS PROBLEM AT TWO SCHOOLS. AND A THOUSAND STUDENTS AT BEN FRANKLIN MY SCHOOL AND SCIENCE LEADER SHAPE CONTACTED MY HAVE BEEN OUT OF SCHOOL NEW FOR A WEEK. SCHOOL DISTRICT SAYS IT HAS A PLAN TO GET STUDENT BACK INTO THE CLASSROOM BUT PARENTS, TEACHERS SAY THEY ARE NOT GOING FOR IT. “EYEWITNESS NEWS” REPORTER JOE HOLDEN JOINS US LOOK WITH WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY AT TOWN HALL MEETINGS, JOE. REPORTER: IT IS A COUPLE HUNDRED PEOPLE, THAT FILED INTO THIS SCHOOL DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS BEHIND ME HERE. WE HAVE Ensure Parents, Students, RIGHT OUT HERE, ON THE STEPS PROTESTING, THE CRISIS THAT IS UNFOLDING INSIDE BEN FRANKLIN HIGH. ASBESTOS CRISIS, PARENTS HAVE HAD ENOUGH. MONDAY MORNING THEY CAME TO SCHOOL DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS, ARMED WITH QUESTIONS FOR SUPERINTENDENT DOCTOR WILLIAM HITE. WHEN ARE THEY GOING BACK TO WILL ASK. WE WERE TRYING TO MAKE THAT IT STUDENTS WILL GO BACK ON THURSDAY. OBVIOUSLY AFTER THIS CONVERSATION THIS MORNING WE NEED TO RETHINK THAT REPORT REPORT DRAMA UNFOLDED FIRST OF TWO TOWN HALL MEETINGS, LAST WEEK BEN FRANKLIN AND SCIENCE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY WERE CLOSED, AFTER A MULTI MILLION-DOLLAR CONSTRUCTION PROJECT REVEALED UNACCEPTABLE LEVELS OF ASBESTOS.WE GREATLY UNDERESTIMATED A MAJOR PROJECT WHILE CHILDREN ARE IN SCHOOL. FOR THAT ONCE AGAIN I A WILL GUYS. REPORTER: UNNERVED, ANGRY PARENTS SAY THEY WERE BLIND SIDED WITH THE DISTRICT’S CONTINGENCY PLAN WHERE STUDENTS WOULD ATTEND SOUTH PHILADELPHIA OR STRAWBERRY MANSION HIGH SCHOOLS. I WILL Transmit MY CHILDREN TO A DIFFERENT SCHOOL, I WILL, BEFORE I Transmit THEM THERE REPORT REPORT BRIAN LYNCH A BEN FRANKLIN SPECIAL EDUCATION COMPLAINTS MACHINE FOR SAID THAT REASONABLE SOLUTIONS WEREN’T REACHED, HE EXPECT RESIGNATIONS.TRUST HAS BEEN BREACHED. TRUST HAS BEEN LOST. I DON’T Crave TO HEAR ABOUT MOVING FORWARD UNTIL THE PLAN BECOMES ABOUT HOW YOU ARE GOING TO REPAIR AND AT LEAST ACKNOWLEDGE THE TRUST THATS THAN BEEN BREACHED. REPORTER: WE’RE BACK LIVE AT NORTHBOUND WITH THE PROTESTERS OUTSIDE SCHOOL DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS. NOW THE TWO OPTIONS THE SCHOOL DISTRICT BROUGHT OUT EARLIER THIS MORNING, STRAWBERRY MANSION, AND SOUTH PHILADELPHIA HIGH SCHOOL. IT IS UNCLEAR IF THOSE Option ARE NOW IN LIMBO, BECAUSE OF THE FIERCE BLOW BACK FROM PARENTS. WE WILL Revise YOU ON THAN THAT IN A HALF AN HOUR WITH THE VERY LATEST AGAIN FROM TOWN HALL, PART TWO. LIVE FROM SPRING GARDEN, JOE.

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