Nassau County, NY - Senate Majority Leader Flanagan Announces $600,000 Commitment To Local Yeshivas
Nassau County, NY - Senate Republican Majority Leader John J. Flanagan today announced he has committed $600,000 in additional funds to local yeshivas and community after-schools programs throughout the Five Towns.
These new resources build on longstanding Senate Republican efforts to ensure every child has a quality education. The newly-enacted budget provides a record level of total education funding, including a $1.5 billion increase over last year and complete elimination of the GEA scheme imposed by Senate Democrats when they were in the majority.
“It goes without saying that my colleagues and I believe that every child should have access to a first-class quality education, whether they attend a traditional public school, a charter school, or a yeshiva or other religious school.” Senate Majority Leader Flanagan said.
“Working together, we have achieved many good things, but we know that the needs are real and they still exist. So today, I am personally here to commit $600,000 so yeshivas and community after-school programs can continue to fulfill their mission and give your kids a proper education,” Senator Flanagan continued.
This education grant funding was appropriated as part of the new state budget. These important resources can be used to fund after-school programs.
Flanagan noted that although the district has been without a representative in the State Senate since last May, Republicans have been working to ensure its needs don’t go unmet.
“I have visited this community many times and spoken with local elected officials and community leaders. I listened and I learned, and reassured them that everything would be ok. My message was simple - until this seat was filled I would be your representative in the State Senate and I would be your voice in Albany ,” Senator Flanagan said.
“Today is a fulfillment of that promise - on behalf of my office and on behalf of our entire Senate Republican Majority,” Senator Flanagan concluded.
“On behalf of the close to 700 students of Yeshiva of South Shore I am grateful to Senate Majority Leader Flanagan for leading the way on funding for private school education in the state budget, Senator Flanagan also promised to be an advocate for the families in our area. Today he is making good on that commitment and the whole community of the Five Towns is most thankful,” Meir Krengel, President, Yeshiva of South Shore, Hewlett, NY
For more information about how to apply for and receive these funds, please contact Senator Flanagan’s office.
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