A Providence school that caters to developmentally disabled students allegedly violated the Americans with Disabilities Act for years by making students work manual labor for little or no pay and acting as a “pipeline” to a similar program once they graduated, the Target 12 Investigators have learned…

Students were paid “subminimum or no wages” for their labor, according to the Justice Department report. The investigation found that students who were paid made between 50 cents and $2 an hour and sometimes worked weekends.

“The workshop’s records pertaining to student hours are extremely limited,” the letter states. “It appears that no actual records were kept for each individual’s time in the workshop.”…

“I think there were very low expectations at that school … we weren’t preparing them to be successful as young adults,” Taveras told Target 12. “I think we all let these kids down.”