BY Michael J. Feeney NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Parents of students squeezed into three rat-infested “temporary” trailers for more than 10 years called for the Department of Education to remove the eyesores Tuesday.
As many as 50 kindergartners at a time have been crammed into the Temporary Classroom Units since 2003 while officials at Public School 48 in Washington Heights sought additional classroom space at the jam-packed school near W. 185th St.
“We’ve had enough,” said Miriam Aristy-Farer, president of the Community Education Council for District 6.
“No one in New York lives in trailers. Children should not be going to school in trailers — especially kindergarten students.”
Over the years, the poor conditions at the blue-trimmed, white trailers on the school’s playground have included leaky ceilings, rats and mildew, parents and local leaders claim.
Aristy-Farer said two floors of the building are currently used as offices for administrators at the 600-student school, and suggested the space be used for kids instead.