Under principal Roxanne Cardona, P.S. 48 has become a kind of sanctuary for students and parents dealing with issues like domestic abuse and evictions from their homes. She is retiring after 31 years at the school.
Students from P.S. 48’s English Language Learners program will be conducting research in Joseph Rodman Drake Park in Hunts Point. Drake, the 19th century poet, is buried there, along with his family members. Archeologists believe a slave burial ground was located just south of the cemetery, a history that was unearthed by students from the school three years ago.
Over a dozen worried parents attended a meeting at Bright Temple AME Church on May 31, to discuss what they say is a serious bullying problem their children face at P.S. 48.