Megan Bittner

Many neighborhoods and school districts complain about the dangerous and deteriorating property conditions in vacant facilities. Schools, usually located within neighborhood settings, become neglected  by school districts and attract illicit activity among local youth. In many cases, windows are boarded up, plumbing is stripped and playgrounds become filled with trash, weeds, and vandalism. What was once the glue that held communities together, becomes a symbol of neighborhood decline.