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City Union Says Most Dilapidated School Buildings Are In Poorest Neighborhods

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One of the city's largest unions says the city's most dilapidated school buildings align with it's poorest neighborhoods.

The service employees' union, 32BJ, released a report detailing the 20 public schools in the worst physical condition.

Their list includes Brooklyn Tech in Fort Greene, which has 58 open code violations, and Richmond Hill High School in Queens, which has 41 violations.

The list shows each school's percentage of non-white students to drive home the union's point that the "disparity in building conditions predominantly affects black, Latino and other non-white schoolchildren."

The school at the top of the list, P.S. 152 in the Bronx, is 99 percent non-white.

The city said it's fixing the problems.

"Just a number of 20, out of, well, 1,294 buildings is a very small number, but it's a number that we're going to address," said . We’ve set aside $3 million to deal with capital improvement projects throughout the city."

The union blamed budget cuts for the poor conditions.

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