NYC students go without mandated services because of staffing shortage

NYC students go without mandated services because of staffing shortage

The staffing shortage caused by the thousands of unvaccinated teachers and staffers who were out of a job wreaked havoc at some city schools, where students skipped mandated services or were taught by inexperienced teachers.

At PS 204 in Bensonhurst and PS 185 in Bay Ridge, there was a lack of speech specialists. At IS 61 in Corona, students who needed occupational therapy did not get it.

The music teacher at PS 188 on Coney Island was teaching a general education class, and a gym teacher, who was excused from teaching on a medical accommodation, sat in the gym while students got their physical education in a classroom.

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