Crowding criticized at school for disabled in Chicago

Oct. 26, 2007
Parents say school's conditions are a "disgrace"

Parents and students are calling on Chicago school officials to relieve crowding at Southside Occupational Academy, a public vocational school for students with learning disabilities. The school was built to serve 150 students but has a current enrollment of 223. Parents complain that the school is so crowded that staff members have been forced to turn a campus garage into a classroom, divide single classrooms in half and teach math class across the hall from the noisy hammering of the wood shop.

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