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Parents Say Burroughs School is a Mess

Parents at John Burroughs Education Campus in Northeast say that the school is in no shape to open on Monday, when classes are scheduled to begin in the District. They've called a late afternoon press conference to protest incomplete renovations that they say have left many classrooms unusable.

In a statement issued today, Maria P. Jones, a Burroughs parent, said: "There are huge holes in the brick walls of the school, with plywood tacked on the holes, there are piles of dust and debris in and around the school. There are tables, desks and chairs randomly strewn on the walkways and this was only this morning, approximately 72 hours before our children are supposed to walk into school on this Monday."

Clarence Cherry, PTA president for the Pre-K-8 school, who called the situation "completely unacceptable," said the condition of the classrooms, many with inoperable air conditioning units, have left teachers unable to adequately prepare for opening day. He said District officials promised to be finished by Aug. 16.

A call to Tony Robinson, spokesperson for school construction chief Allen Lew, was placed at 1:15 but has not been returned.

Bill Turque

By Bill Turque  |  August 21, 2009; 1:41 PM ET
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That's Fenty and Rheeform for you. Well, the Mayor is in Jamaica according to Loose Lips:

FENTYWATCH—Wondering where Hizzoner is? He’s in Jamaica, where he was spotted by a local newspaper: ‘The affable Mayor of Washington, DC, Adrian Fenty (left), a triathlete of no mean order, is on the island with his wife, DC attorney Michelle, daughter Aerin and twin boys, Andrew (left) and Matthew, after a game with tennis star Rayne Russell. The mayor confirmed he will run in the Rose Hall triathlon in Montego Bay on October 31. He is vacationing at the Rose Hall Resort and Spa, with his family.’

Go here to see the family portrait. Touching!

Rhee is probably in California ...
so who is really going to make certain schools are ready for the children?

Posted by: southyrndiva | August 21, 2009 5:21 PM | Report abuse

And, as you see in the blurb, he'll be running in the Rose Hall triathlon on October 31. Another trip on taxpayer time? Watch the spin they put on THIS ONE!

Posted by: southyrndiva | August 21, 2009 5:22 PM | Report abuse

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