By William Tauro
Well, at last has something is finally being done about ￼and taken seriously on the ￼severity of this situation. This all taking place while our city elected officials are finally getting off their behinds and doing something about it, but it’s a little to late!
Let’s hope and pray that our students will receive the very best, healthiest, safest and top-notch education that they so highly deserve!
Today’s Email from a Somerville Parent to Other Parents:
Yesterday some WH families learned there is asbestos at the Edgerly, the SPS building where ESCS students were housed for years while their school was under construction, where Tot Time and other programs for young children and teens were until this June, and where they are planning to put Winter Hill school (including my children) this fall.
Please let your elected officials know that functional cities need functional (not poisonous) spaces for children.
* AIM parents have now received an email (copied in the post) but the rest of the school community has not yet received any formal communication.
Today’s Email to Parents from City of Somerville:
Winter Hill Community Innovation School PTA •••
Summer school for AIM students is closed today due to construction. We have confirmation from elected officials that asbestos was uncovered over the course of construction. We are glad that our children are being kept safe from exposure. However, we are sad that there is continued loss of learning time due to building disruptions.
Some AIM parents have indicated that they prefer to skip the last few days of summer school to avoid risks. Others who depend on summer school are inconvenienced and frustrated.
PTA calls on Mayor Katana Ballantyne to provide clear details on the extent of asbestos that was found, and how long it will be before all of it can be safely abated. Our school community deserves clear and timely communication. We definitely need to know that come Aug 30, all of our students will have a place to convene in person, for school. No zoom school please!
Somerville Council of PTAs Massachusetts PTA
We are hoping summer school will be back in session on Monday.
Email to AIM families written last night but received this morning is below.