8 in 10 NYC Public Elementary Schools Violate Disabilities Act

The city’s Department of Education has 30 days to respond to the findings.

Federal officials announced that 83 percent of New York City’s public elementary schools violate the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The announcement comes after a two year federal investigation into the schools’ accessibility for children with disabilities, according to the Associated Press.

A letter sent to the City’s Department of Education gave the city 30 days to respond to the findings with a timeline of corrective actions to be taken. An Education Department spokesman said they are reviewing the findings and have set aside $100 million for accessibility projects.

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The letter also found that six school districts didn’t have a school that was fully accessible for students with disabilities.

The entire New York City Schools system serves roughly 1.1 million students.

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