Clipped From The Daily Spectrum
Parents angry over AIDS student going back to his school NEW YORK (UPI) Hundreds of angry parents kept their children home on the first day of class today and demonstrated at schools to protest protest a city decision to let a second-grader second-grader second-grader with AIDS attend classes. "Enter at Your Own Risk" said a sign posted at P.S. 60, where dozens of parents and students protested. One mother's sign said "Higher Reading Scores Not Higher Risks." "It's emptier than it would be. But we're waiting to get a full count," said Tessie Pearlstein, school secretary secretary at P.S. 60, one of at least seven schools in the borough of Queens where parents boycotted classes. It was not known what school the second-grader second-grader second-grader was attending. No exact count of the truancy rate was immediately available but district district officials were compiling lists to determine how many children skipped classes. The school board spearheading the protest planned to take action in State Supreme Court in Queens against the city and its health and education education officials, said Samuel Gran-irer, Gran-irer, Gran-irer, president of Community School Board 27. The board oversees 29,000 of New York City's 946,000 students in 35 of the city's 913 schools. A second board District 29 is a seeking a negotiated settlement with the Board of Education, an official said. The rest of the city's system opened without incident. "We plan to have a temporary restraining restraining order signed by a judge to enjoin the city from allowing a child with AIDS to be mainstreamed into our school system," Granirer said Sunday. The flap followed a Board of Education-backed Education-backed Education-backed Education-backed panel announcement Saturday ' that the second-grader, second-grader, second-grader, who has suffered from AIDS for three years, will be allowed to go back to school today. Officials would not name the student student or say which one of the city's 623 elementary schools the student would be attending but officials, including including Schools Chancellor Nathan Quinones and Health Commissioner David Sencer, said the child would not endanger other children. The second-grader second-grader second-grader was the only one of four children with AIDS given permission to attend public school after after the special panel reviewed their cases. The second-grader, second-grader, second-grader, whose symptoms symptoms of the disease have been in remission, remission, attended kindergarten and first grade in public school. The child was described as appearing outwardly outwardly healthy.