Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Unitymustgo shares resources - if actual research were done very few K classrooms meet the 35 sqft criteria

Unitymustgo! has left a new comment on your post "United Slate Announced, Predictions for (Nov. 17) UFT Delegate Assembly -Class Size Issue - Enforcement, Enforcement, Enforcement":

Here's some info for you:
First is a memorandum of agreement between DOE and UFT
https://www.uft.org/sites/default/files/attachments/classroom-space-1998-memorandum.pdf

Here we have the new construction classroom space guidelines as per NYSED.
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/facplan/publicat/building_aid_guidelines_072804.html

Current NYC building codes. Scroll to page 166 to see school room square footages. Note pre-k and K require 35 sqft.
https://www.nyc.gov/html/dob/downloads/bldgs_code/amendement_set_1.pdf

https://www.classsizematters.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/SPACE-CRUNCH-Report-Final-OL.pdf

And this. An interesting read showing how low even 35 sqft for pre-k and K is when compared to many other states.
https://www.whitehutchinson.com/children/articles/35footmyth.shtml

I would imagine if actual research were done very few K classrooms meet the 35 sqft criteria. The ones in my school sure don't. 


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