cost of vandalism in schools goes up 20% to $3.2‐million - polycarbonate windows
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Last year, the city's public schools suffered damage due to broken glass, illegal entry and fire, with losses of $3,266,025 --
If there is a number of stolen equipment, deface, broken furniture and walls, this number may be three times the original.
Hugh McClaren, chief executive of the school premises office, said yesterday that the cost of losing education is still higher.
When a room full of typing writers was ransacked, he said, "the children who received the typing did not get any guidance in two months" while the school was waiting for bids and replacements
It may take a few more months before the van dalized language lab can be restored, he said. Mr.
McLaren's annual report shows that last year's losses due to broken glass, illegal entry and fire were $549,268, an increase of $1968 over the $2,716,757 loss, I . E.
This increased in turn from $1,955,265 in 1967 and $1,518,534 in 1966.
A few years ago, the school system began to introduce tempered glass to new buildings and replace tempered glass in other buildings.
Now, it is driven to replace the ground floor broken glass with more expensive plastic-polycarbonate windows, which may be scratched or discolored but will not break.
Of the 250 schools, about 900 have special windows of one or two types. McLaren said.
According to the official, the result was $827,800 for glass replacement in the six months ended last December.
31, compared to $890,000 for the 12 months ended June 30.
About 300 schools now have anti-theft alarms installed. Last year, about 50 suspects were arrested for illegal entry.
Teachers are instructed to introduce property values and sense of civic responsibility in class discussions, advising puppet and poster techniques for lower grades and research projects designed for higher grades.
Detailed reports on Van doolism show that there were 932 buildings last year, including ancillary buildings and major school buildings, and 274,506 pieces of broken glass were purchased for $1,372,530.
The worst is a junior high school in the Lower East Side with 2,446 people.
Of the 3,001 buildings, 1,437,630 entered illegally, with a total loss of $725.
Three schools in Manhattan and two schools in Bronx were divided into more than 20 times, and the highest loss was $140 in three breakthroughs in a high school in Brooklyn.
There were 330 fires in 143 buildings, a loss of $455,865, compared with 196 fires in 1969.
A junior high school in Bedford, Brooklyn, had 73 fires, with a total loss of $35,180.
Up to 10 to 12 fires in a day of demon battles.
He said most of the fires in the school were caused by arson. Mc Laren said.
However, no arson was found in the worst disaster
A $200,000 fire broke out at 170 public school on Par sons Avenue 87-41 Jamaica, Queens.
The school was later demolished.
A version of the file was printed on page 52 of the New York edition on April 19, 1970, titled: The cost of school vandalism rose 20% to $3. 2‐Million.