Will Reduce Skyrocketing Tuition Expenses for Middle Class Families; Grants New Incentives for Savings, Increases Transparency
SUFFERN, NY – As the cost of tuition for colleges and universities continues to soar at alarming rates throughout the country, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today announced legislation (S.7449A) he has co-sponsored that will make higher education more affordable so that students and their families will not be saddled with debt for years after graduation.
Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today met with First Class Scout Carrington Gregori of Troop 97 in New City to discuss the Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge and how young people can become more involved in public service.
“Scouts today perform a variety of core missions for our community that instill altruism and a deeper meaning of respect for one another,” said Senator Carlucci. “This program is just the latest example of how important it is to become engaged in the democratic process and learn we can all work to benefit the greater good.”
ALBANY, NY - Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) on Monday welcomed students, teachers, and administrators from Ossining High School and the Ossining Board of Education to Albany for a tour of the State Capitol. Visitors who met up with the Senator had the chance to observe the historic Senate chamber where the upper house of the state legislature conducts its daily business.
The Senator also spoke about the importance of receiving a high school education and how this can translate into future success stories down the road.
SUFFERN, NY - Surrounded by scores of local veterans, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) today hosted his third annual Valentines for Veterans celebration at the VFW Ramapo Post 2973 in Suffern. The event is part of a national initiative that organizes local communities to send thousands of good wishes to veterans and service members each year.
This year, Senator Carlucci hosted five students from Strawtown Elementary School to read and present over 500 of their handcrafted valentines and artwork to the more than 50 veterans who attended a special Veterans Advisory Committee meeting. The group also led the group in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
ALBANY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) recently awarded a $1,500 scholarship prize to Clarkstown South High School student Alana Kurtti as the winner of this year's Italian-American State Legislators Scholarship Program.
The New City native stood out from her fellow applicants, boasting an impressive resume that included a 4.56 Grade Point Average (GPA), including her participation in activities outside of the classroom. She currently serves as Captain of her Varsity Softball Team, President of the Greenhouse Club, and volunteers her time spare time fundraising for Operation Smile and St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
NEW CITY, NY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) today visited Clarkstown High School North to present its Varsity football squad a set of brand new, state-of-the-art helmets designed to combat concussion-related injuries.
At the request of the Clarkstown Central School District, earlier this year, the Senator was able to allocate $60,000 in bullet aid to help fund equipment designed to protect student athletes.
NANUET – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) yesterday visited Nanuet High School to greet with administrators, teachers, parents, and students to officially roll out its newest security system for the new school year. Known officially as “Fast Pass”, this technology-savvy computerized apparatus is enabled to cross check criminal, sex offender, and a school's own internal watch lists, giving employees added peace of mind and a new buffer of added protection.&n
Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) is calling on State Education Commissioner John King to immediately reschedule several meetings that were going to be held in collaboration with the New York State Parent Teacher Association. These meetings were organized in an effort to discuss the new Common Core learning standards that recently went statewide.