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Space for STEM students

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We, the parents, students, and staff of STEM Academy of Hollywood, are writing to make our voices heard in the Shared Use Agreement for the Helen Bernstein Campus in 2019-2020.

The last few years, we have had too few classrooms and offices. When students meet with a social worker or therapist, they never know which room to go to, because there is no designated space, and sometimes they have to get up in the middle of a session to change rooms. We need additional classrooms for our college courses, and Principal Ramirez offered us a storage room. We have had ongoing pest problems because the agreement has not designated funds, staff, and responsibilities to proactively deal with the problem. One of our teachers is in a wheelchair and needs a first-floor classroom, but Bernstein took one of ours a few years ago, and now use it one period a day.

So it makes sense that we’re frustrated that STEM has been excluded again. Mr. Ramirez has refused to schedule meetings that include STEM, and we, the parents, students, and staff of STEM have had enough. We demand that you give our students what they need to have a safe, equitable, and meaningful education, and give the teachers, parents, and staff of STEM what we need to provide that education.

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