Sunday, January 31, 2016

Vermin Evidence Found in At Least One More Detroit School
Shawn D. Lewis, The Detroit News
12:27 a.m. EST January 31, 2016

Detroit — The city of Detroit on Saturday released its latest round of public school building inspection reports that include evidence of vermin in at least one school.

The inspections at 14 schools found evidence of insects and rodents in a school, Sampson/Webber Academy at 4700 Tireman. The school was ordered to make necessary repairs to plumbing in a wall to prevent leaking, and to rid the premises of insects/rodents and provide documentation from a licensed contractor.

An earlier inspection at Spain Elementary found mold growing under wood flooring in the gym and evidence of a vermin infestation, which included fecal matter and carcasses in various rooms.

Michelle Zdrodowski, spokeswoman for Detroit Public Schools, said in a statement: “The issue of the disrepair of some of the District’s buildings and a plan to address that is before the legislature.

“The investment of these funds will be necessary to implement a badly needed, district-wide long-term capital improvement plan. Meanwhile, we continue to address those matters that have been presented in the inspection reports from the city, and have been made aware of through our work order system, through a corrective action plan that provides available resources for these repairs, she said.

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The 14 Detroit Public Schools cited in the city’s recent inspections are:

■Brenda Scott Academy

■Burton International School

■Carstens Academy of Aquatic Science at Remus

■East English Village Preparatory Academy

■ Fisher Magnet Lower Academy,

■Fisher Magnet Upper Academy

■Fleming Early Learning Neighborhood Center,

■Gardner Elementary School Mason Academy

■Nichols Elementary-Middle School

■Oakland International Academy

■ Pulaski Elementary-Middle School

■ Sampson-Webber Leadership Academy

■Turning Point Academy.

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