The Overly Informed Parent's Guide to Raising Healthy Kids in the Age of Environmental Guilt by Paige Wolf

How to Fight the School District for Overdue Health Safeguards – Part One

September 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

[caption id="attachment_11496" align="alignnone" width="491"] Excerpt from my 2016 book. Sadly my fears were confirmed.[/caption] In 2015 I saw a national news report called "Philadelphia's Dirty School Program" that shattered me. I immediately sent out a letter to the Office of Capital Programs at the Philadelphia School District to share my dismay not only to the story, but to the district representative's dismissive response in the TV appearance. Her response: "Thank you for your feedback." Now it is two years later. That district rep is the school district's Chief Operations Officer. We still don't have a school board, and my son is in second grade at a school which I recently learned was given an FCI rating of 57%, with 60% being the benchmark for shutting the building down.  This past May, a group of concerned advocates, elected officials, and Philadelphia Federation of...

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