"Dirty conditions reported by teachers at Utica Schools"

Dust on the floor, dirt on the wall, and a hairball named Trudy are just some of the cleanliness issues teachers in Utica say they are dealing with. 

“My membership, which is all of the certified staff within Utica community schools, have been bringing these matters to attention for years now,” said Liza Parkinson, President of the Utica Education Association. 

Director of School-Community Relations Tim McAvoy said that the pictures taken by teachers have been addressed. However, Parkinson says cleanliness inside schools is an ongoing issue. 

“Here’s what happens. I will bring an issue to the district, and they will do everything they can to rectify it, but there are fires all over, so to speak, in terms of those cleanliness issue,” said Parkinson. 

McAvoy tells 7 Action News that part of the issue is budget. 

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