Lew: Burroughs Will Be Ready
D.C. school facilities czar Allen Lew promised this afternoon that Burroughs Education Campus in Northeast will be ready for students Monday morning.
Burroughs parents charged today that the school is not habitable because of incomplete renovations. They reported dust and debris, tables and desks cluttering the halls, and classrooms with no working air conditioning.
In a statement, Lew said: "The Office of Public Education Facilities Modernization is aware that a few parents from Burroughs Elementary School are concerned about the final work being done at the school. Burroughs, Brent and Tubman Elementary schools are the first wave of Phase 1 modernization projects undertaken by OPEFM this summer. All DCPS schools, including the Phase One modernizations, will be completed in time for the first day of school Monday morning.
Our construction crews are putting the finishing touches on several projects and in most cases are doing deep cleaning of the facilities. Additionally, through an agreement with the DCPS and principals, teachers are today in their classrooms and will be allowed to earn overtime this weekend as they prepare for the first day of school.
This Phase 1 modernization is quite similar to last year's successful school consolidation effort. And, as was the case last year, all classrooms were ready in time for School Opening Day."
August 21, 2009; 5:09 PM ET
Categories: Bill Turque , Education
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