Philadelphia school buildings are in need of repair. But there can be tremendous red tape just to get the most basic things fixed.
Educators, parents, and students can now download the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers’ Healthy Schools Tracker app to report harmful, broken, or hazardous conditions in Philadelphia school buildings.
The Healthy Schools Tracker is a smartphone app that enables users to photograph and report health hazards and safety issues they encounter in Philly’s public schools. The information is transmitted via the app to the PFT Health & Welfare Fund, which will coordinate with the school district to ensure the issues are resolved.
With this smartphone application, school staff will be able to submit real-time descriptions and images of problems they see in their buildings directly to the PFT. We will be sharing these submissions with the District, and tracking the progress of repairs.
With the Healthy Schools Tracker, you can:
- Create an account and provide contact information (optional)
Users can include contact information which will allow the PFT to follow up with you directly if more information is needed.
- Describe issues at your school.
From mold to rodent infestation, the app provides space for school staff to give detailed descriptions and comments about unhealthy building conditions, including classroom type, location and how long the issue has existed.
- Take photos.
Using the camera feature, users can submit photos along with the descriptions.
To get the app:
Philly Healthy Schools Initiative (PHSI) brings together parents, teachers, principals, students, community members, and public health experts from Philadelphia and around the country to develop a plan to address the environmental health threats found in our school buildings. Learn more and take action online.