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NYI Students in Albany for Advocacy Day with the 4201 Association

4201 Association in Albany for Advocacy Day
 
 
 
NYS Assembly Member Michael Benedetto with students from NYI

The Association has requested a re-appropriation of $30 million in funds approved in the Fiscal Year 2019-20 for short term deferred maintenance and improvements and additionally requests to access existing Dormitory Authority authorization of $110 million for long-term projects focused on-campus health and safety needs.

The Association has requested a re-appropriation of $30 million in funds approved in Fiscal Year 2019-20 for short term deferred maintenance and improvements; and additionally requests to access existing Dormitory Authority authorization of $110 million for long-term projects focused on campus health and safety needs.

New York's schools for the blind, deaf and physically disabled are requesting a continuation of direct appropriations included in the FY 2019-20 State Budget, for a total of 10.2 million. 

request for resources on par w/ proposed funding increases for public school

We shared with State Senators and Assembly Members our request for resources on par with proposed funding increases for public schools.

Our third request for state legislative consideration: Help us recruit and retain qualified staff by providing dedicated resources to keep the quality teachers and aides on our campuses rather than losing  them go to public school districts.

The Association's third request for state legislative consideration: Help us recruit and retain qualified staff by providing dedicated resources to keep the quality teachers and aides on our campuses rather than losing them go to public school districts.

Seeking a re-appropriation of $30M for short-term deferred maintenance, and to engage  @NYS_DASNY  authorization for $110M for vital long-term projects
 

Seeking a re-appropriation of $30M for short-term deferred maintenance, and to engage @NYS_DASNY authorization for $110M for vital long-term projects,

4201 Association: The vitality of our schools for the deaf, blind and physically disabled relies on state budget support.
 

The vitality of our schools for the deaf, blind
and physically disabled relies on state budget support.

The Association’s 2020-2021 resource priorities include: requesting continued direct budget appropriations, maintaining par funding with public schools, recruiting and retaining qualified staff, and investing in long-term capital needs that ensure the health and safety needs of the children are maintained.

A parent and 3 students with Dr. Kappen stand in front of a 4201 Association sign

“Our students and their families are able to express to our legislators the benefits of attending our schools – and how it prepares them for a meaningful future,” said Dr. Bernadette Kappen, Chair of the 4201 Schools Association and Executive Director of the New York Institute for Special Education in the Bronx. “We are proud of our students and what they achieve – graduation rates and student performance are outcomes that stem from a robust rate of attendance and a dedicated and engaged corps of teachers and staff.”

one of nearly 20 pieces of art produced by our students that will be on display in #Albany. Darlin a student  @nyise999  provides a sense of motion while mixing color & texture in his interpretation of #vanGogh's masterpiece Starry Night.

Twenty pieces of art produced by our students that will be on display in Albany. Darlin a student @nyise999 provides a sense of motion while mixing color & texture in his interpretation of #vanGogh's masterpiece Starry Night.

Our 2020 budget testimony: maintaining par funding with public schools; supporting  our teachers & clinical professionals; investing in our long-term capital needs &  ensuring the health/safety priorities on our campuses.  @NYSA_Majority   @NYSenate  #WarmSafePlaceforLearning

Last week, Dr. Kappen gave testimony at a budget hearing on maintaining par funding with public schools; supporting our teachers & clinical professionals; investing in our long-term capital needs & ensuring the health/safety priorities on our campuses.

 

About 4201 Schools Association:

4201 LogoThe 4201 Schools Association’s mission is to enhance and advocate for the education and future of New York’s children with low-incidence disabilities. Each school has its own board of directors and receives financial support for operations and programming from the New York State Department of Education. There are 10 private, state-supported 4201 schools across New York State that are members of the Association.

To learn more, visit www.4201schools.org or follow us on Twitter at @4201Schools,