Early Saturday morning I was informed by an Ypsilanti resident that there was trash piling up behind Estabrook Elementary here in Ypsilanti. Shortly after receiving the message there was a post on a neighborhood fb page from the resident who had informed me earlier that stated the information given to me.
Around 10:00 am Saturday, I went over to Estabrook to see for myself how much trash was over there behind the school and on the playground. Sure enough, the area directly behind the school was contained a good amount of schmutz or what is more commonly referred to as litter or trash, as well as a old ratty falling apart and tipped over soccer goal post. Geez. It did look pretty lousy back there directly behind the school building. That is where kids hang out and play during recess, right? Why has the play ground area been allowed to look like, well, crap. Estabrook Elementary is a neighborhood public school. Our children should not have to play where there is scattered litter. I think this reflects poorly on the school.that no one with the school or school system has bothered to clean up back there.
The last I heard, a group of Normal Park Neighborhood residents were heading over to the school to pick up the garbage because they care about the children and the play area at the school. Kudos to these residents. The question is, why should neighborhood residents be the ones to pick up the garbage?
Purple Walrus Press.
|The playground area behind Estabrook Elementary in Ypsilanti. Photo Purple Walrus Press.|