Promised renovations of three D.C. schools that closed in 2008 are unlikely to materialize any time soon.
City officials are blaming the delay on budget constraints stemming from the economic downturn and other unexpected spending, the Washington Post reported.
The city closed 23 schools that were under-enrolled or in poor physical condition, but in three cases they softened the blow by promising to modernize or rebuild the schools while students spent the next three years elsewhere. Those schools are Bruce-Monroe Elementary, Brookland Education Campus and Turner Elementary.
Many parents are upset with the unfulfilled promises. What's worse, they said, is that conditions at the schools their children now attend are far from ideal. One school, for example, has frequent broken water pipes and rodents.