Sunday, August 24, 2014

Pre-K in jeopardy

From Crains:

A dozen facilities providing services in the city's new universal prekindergarten program won't open on time if they don't fix serious health and safety violations.

City officials say Friday they'll temporarily enroll children in other pre-K schools if the offending centers can't pass inspections by Sept. 4's opening day.

Violations requiring immediate action include expired fire extinguisher inspections, improperly stored food and blocked exits. Individual Pre-K employees won't be allowed to work if their background checks are out of date.

Health Commissioner Mary Bassett says the city is working aggressively to make sure the more than 1,110 pre-K centers are safe before children are allowed in.

She says 21 facilities were able to remedy their serious violations in the last month and are now set to open on time.


georgetheatheist said...

To Hell with Pre-K.

Bring back the Howdy Doody Show.

Anonymous said...

Just wait until when a child gets hurt from theovrrcrowded and overwhelming conditions at these makeshift schools. Law sauté will fly.
Just wait and see.

We're Queens - We Can't Have Nice Things said...

Better check on all the bullshit ones in the bullshit Asian "churches" all over Flooshing.

Now let's see - how many visas do you automatically receive when you open a bullshit "church"?

Is it 500? Yep - that's why those bullshit "churches" exist - there's no daycare going on - they're just fronts for human trafficking!

These bullshit "churches" have destroyed many, many beautiful, historic old homes all over Flooshing.

The saddest example is the gorgeous old stone house on the north side of Bayside Ave, just east of Parsons. The roof is crumbling and they turned the lawn into a parking lot. They should be run out of town and the property confiscated!

Why are they allowed to get away with nonsense? Money - duh!

Vote for Tony Avella - not the criminal John Liu!

Anonymous said...

The Pre-K fiasco is just another welfare program for our city. Parents will dump their kids for the day to have free babysitting. The kids get two meals (breakfast and lunch) and a mandatory nap. Not a bad deal -- at taxpayer expense.

Mister Bluster, Flub-a-Dub, and Chief Thunderthud said...

Clara Bell squirting water from a seltzer bottle taught us more about the human condition than we ever learned in school.

("Hey kids, what time is it?"
"It's Howdy Doody Time!")

To Hell with this Pre-K crap. And throw in K too.

Anonymous said...

Coming to a prek near you!