The Watertown Public Schools have had unsafe buildings for years. The school Administration and Town officials since spring of 2017 have denied, deflected, or ignored-the concerns of Watertown parents, faculty and students.
The goal of creating safe buildings has been our petitioners goal from the start. Please read our petition to learn more about W.P.S. building conditions and the years of asbestos compliance violations. https://www.change.org/p/mark-sideris-asbestos-and-other-dangers-in-the-watertown-public-schools
I’d add that our petition group thinks all of this takes on a more immediate importance given the short-term latency effects of the COVID-19 virus.
Administrators said they will have over 300 air purifiers for classrooms, but they said recently they have not all come in. I can attest that while working in W.P.S. I had medical accommodations for a respiratory disease that also required an air purifier and that took the administrators 1-1/2 years to provide it for me.
with John Barry