DiPietro Fighting For School Supply Bill
Assemblyman David DiPietro (R,C,I-East Aurora) and Sen. Patrick Gallivan explain their school supply bill to Mr. Minnuto’s sixth grade class at Iroquois Middle School on December 21, 2017.
Assemblyman David DiPietro (R,C,I-East Aurora) and Sen. Patrick Gallivan are pushing a bill that would allow all school districts in New York State to provide basic school supplies to their attending students (A7970-B). Both DiPietro and Gallivan introduced the bill at Iroquois Middle School and outlined what the bill would accomplish, providing these very students with school supplies. They also discussed the nature of their jobs and the legislative process the bill must go through before it’s passed.
“It is of singular importance to invest in our students,” DiPietro said. “Providing them with the necessary tools of learning should always factor high on our session to-do list, and we must pass this bill to do just that. These students all deserve a balanced shot at learning, and by giving them all the same tools at the start of the year, we can ensure they all can approach their studies on an equal playing field. Sen. Gallivan and I want to help both educators and families. We can ease the school supply burden on local New York families and give educators every opportunity to teach their charges.”
DiPietro’s education record stands as a testament to his devotion to the next generation. From being a staunch opponent of Common Core, to pushing bills like this one, DiPietro continually supports measures to increase the ability of our teachers to do their jobs while also keeping students’ opportunities growing.