Cities: Schools & the Summer

The nation's school systems, nearly all hard pressed for funds, this year will have to pay out a record amount for repair and restitution of senseless vandalism, especially in the summer.

In Chicago, school authorities reported last week that 90,645 school windows have been broken in the past year, at a cost of more than $700,000. Latest figures show that Washington, D.C., has paid $180,202 to repair 36,525 broken windows. Damage to Los Angeles schools totals $125,000 from fires, $30,000 from malicious mischief, and $250,000 from thefts. In Detroit, vandalism and thefts cost the schools $415,000 and their insurance coverage....

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