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SENATORS FUSCHILLO & JOHNSON CONGRATULATE COPIAGUE SCHOOL DISTRICT ON EARNING NATIONAL RECOGNITION

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Senator Owen H. Johnson (R-West Babylon) recently honored the Copiague School District for achieving national recognition.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO, SENATOR MARTINS, AND SENATOR ZELDIN: EXECUTIVE BUDGET FALLS SHORT ON EDUCATION FUNDING FOR LONG ISLAND

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Senator Jack Martins (R-Mineola), and Senator Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) today stated that the recent proposed executive budget which calls for a 4% increase in state aid to education does not provide Long Island schools with their fair share.

        In the recently announced executive budget, Nassau and Suffolk Counties receive a disproportionate share of state education aid. Long Island is home to approximately 17 percent of the state’s students. However, out of the over $19.7 billion in state education aid appropriated for school districts statewide under the executive budget, aid to Long Island falls short.

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NY Times: Cuomo, Pushing School Cuts, Offers a Target: Superintendent Salaries

By Thomas Kaplan

February 7, 2011

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: SUPERINTENDENT SALARY CAP PLAN COULD SAVE LI TAXPAYERS MILLIONS

New York State Should Consider New Jersey Salary Cap Plan 

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SENATE PASSES SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S LEGISLATION TO ENHANCE SAFETY IN SCHOOL ZONES

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsored to enhance the safety of students and parents in school zones.

     The legislation (S3528) would enhance safety for students within a school zone by preventing drivers from making U turns within the posted hours that the school zone is in effect.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S LEGISLATION TO IMPROVE SAFETY FOR STUDENTS PASSED BY SENATE

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed legislation he sponsored to help improve safety for students traveling to and from school. The legislation would allow school districts to provide busing to children who would not normally qualify for transportation for safety reasons.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S LEGISLATION TO ENHANCE SAFETY IN SCHOOL ZONES SIGNED BY GOVERNOR CUOMO

New Law Prohibits U-turns in School Zones

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced today that legislation he sponsored to enhance the safety of students and parents in school zones has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The new law enhances safety for students and parents by preventing drivers from making U turns within school zones.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO OFFERS BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY TIPS TO FAMILIES & DRIVERS

     With the new school year about to begin, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is reminding families and drivers about important safety steps they should take to protect children going to and from school.

     Senator Fuschillo offered the following tips from the National Safety Council that parents should share with their children:

Walking to school: Always walk on the sidewalk. If one is not available, walk facing the traffic. Always look in all directions before crossing the street to make sure no cars are coming. Cross at an intersection or street corner and use a crosswalk; never dart out in front of a parked car.

 

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES STATE FUNDING FOR SECURITY IMPROVEMENTS AT FREEPORT SCHOOLS

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that he secured $30,000 in state funding for security improvements at schools in the Freeport School District. 

     The funding will be used to help offset the costs of purchasing and installing keyless door entry systems. According to the district, these new trackable access push systems will greatly enhance the safety and security of the district’s students and staff.

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