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“A Cause for Change”

The time has come for parents to come together as a community and fight for our children to be provided their basic academic needs. This Petition is long overdue; the parent community will no longer be seen and not heard. We are demanding action to be taken towards the concerns we have had as a body for years. The constant change in teachers, school cover-ups and lack of student attention has led us here. The only thing that can save our child now is a radical restructuring of PS/MS 4. This change may require bringing in a new school leader or putting the school under a qualified, sufficient, result-proven administration that can enhance the overall success of our children.

Empowering our parent community is an important step to holding PS/MS 4 accountable for the academic status of our children. The following issues have been addressed by various parents to PS/MS 4 staff (The main office employees, Teachers & Assistant Principals), and answers are never provided.

We are seeking immediate action on the following issues:

-Principal Vincent Resto no longer teaching in classrooms due to never obtaining a teaching license to qualify him to teach students
-No Active Science teacher for both seventh & eighth grades
-No Active Science Textbook and Curriculum in place for grades seventh & eighth grades
-Textbooks for all students for all grades to have and take home to study
-The NYS Labor Law requires for adult workers to have a meal break after 5 hours of work duty. The seventh & eighth grade Special Ed students do not have lunch until 1:35 PM, which is 5 & 1 / 2 hours of instruction before meal break.
-No ESL teacher solely to accommodate translation needs of ESL students
-Safety Concerns (No school safety on 173rd street, No phone at security desk)
-No Special Education Teacher for the second grade
-No Bilingual teachers to teach a second language
-No Computer Science teacher for grades 3-8
-Specialized teachers (i.e. Science, English)

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