Assemblymen Skoufis and Zebrowski Secure Funding to Protect North Rockland Students

July 6, 2018

Assemblymen James Skoufis (D-Woodbury) and Kenneth Zebrowski (D-New City) announced that they secured $250,000 in additional funding for the North Rockland Central School District, which will be used to improve school safety.

“Schools ought to be a safe learning environment for children,” Skoufis said. “Yet, tragedy after tragedy continues to strike classrooms around the country so I’ve redoubled efforts to ensure our local districts have the resources they need. This additional funding specifically invests in North Rockland’s security so our kids are safe and can focus on learning and growing.”

“This funding will go a long way to ensure safety in North Rockland schools. Sadly, in this day and age, we must prepare for every possible scenario. Upgrading and installing new locks on every school door will vastly improve security and peace of mind,” Zebrowski said.

Skoufis and Zebrowski also spearheaded efforts to secure special aid for North Rockland to implement a full-day kindergarten program for all students. This ensures all of our youngest learners are ahead of the curve while relieving families of expensive child care costs.

In addition, Skoufis and Zebrowski helped pass legislation to decouple teacher evaluations from student testing so Hudson Valley teachers can spend more time focusing on what’s right for their students rather than high-stakes tests (A.10475). The bill, which still requires passage in the State Senate, returns control back to local school districts because they know how best to teach and support students, the Assemblymen noted.