For students at M.S. 343 in Mott Haven, a visit to the principal’s office is a treat. Principal Vincent Gassetto’s headquarters is where they’ll find Buttons, a tan terrier mix puppy nestled on a blue plaid dog bed.
Cafeteria workers at a Mott Haven school say DOE policies that have increased the amount of paperwork they have to deal with is bad for them and bad for students.
Advocates for small school athletics say the City pays big for the likes of badminton and ping pong in schools in well-to-do neighborhoods around the city, while refusing to fund basic athletic programs small schools in low-income neighborhoods