Outdoor Learning Plans Set Off Major Safety Concerns For NY Schools

As many schools submit outdoor learning plans multiple agencies are pushing back on plans and say the idea isn’t well thought out.

Just outside the Alfred E. Smith High School and PS 1 on East 151st Street in Melrose, a mother of three, Priscilla Vasquez, was shot and killed.

The Principals of District 7 have written a letter to the mayor and DOE saying that the area may not be safe for outdoor learning due to an increase in violence.

“Another item of concern is the proposal of holding classes in nearby parks and closed streets. Our District has been in the grips of a wave of gun violence that is dangerously affecting and can further exacerbate the safety conditions for all members in our Learning Community.”


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