Parents at PS 48 in Washington Heights are demanding that rat-infested trailers used for kindergarten classrooms be removed | NY Daily News

BY NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

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Parent Emmanuel Guzman stands near two trailers in the schoolyard at PS 48 in Washington Heights that are used to teach kindergartners. Guzman says he doesn't want his 4-year-old son, who is coming to the school in the fall, to be taught in the trailers. (Photo: Michael J. Feeney | NY Daily News)

Parents of students squeezed into three rat-infested “temporary” trailers for more than 10 years called for the Department of Education to remove the eyesores Tuesday.

As many as 50 kindergartners at a time have been crammed into the Temporary Classroom Units since 2003 while officials at Public School 48 in Washington Heights sought additional classroom space at the jam-packed school near W. 185th St.

“We’ve had enough,” said Miriam Aristy-Farer, president of the Community Education Council for District 6.

“No one in New York lives in trailers. Children should not be going to school in trailers — especially kindergarten students.”

Over the years, the poor conditions at the blue-trimmed, white trailers on the school’s playground have included leaky ceilings, rats and mildew, parents and local leaders claim.

Aristy-Farer said two floors of the building are currently used as offices for administrators at the 600-student school, and suggested the space be used for kids instead.

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