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DOE Looks to Make Changes at Far Rockaway Elementary School

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The Department of Education is looking to make some changes at a Far Rockaway elementary school.

Deputy Schools Chancellor Dorita Gibson and local politicians paid a visit to P.S. 106 on Monday after the New York Post reported that students do not have updated math and reading books, and watch movies instead of attending gym, art or music.

"I don't know if I'll be recommending further investigation, but we'll be making some recommendations because, as you know, this is Far Rockaway, and this school was part of the tragedy of Sandy," Gibson said. "And then there's a lot of issues that need to be rectified in terms of that as well."

"I hope those programs that are gone are restored because there's no reason why, especially the things that went away due to Sandy, there's no reason why these things should not be replaced," said parent Ekle Mashama. "This is a school. They should've gotten money to fix this."

In a statement, Chancellor Carmen Farina said, "There is significant room for organizational improvement, but classrooms are orderly, teachers are dedicated, and students are learning."

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