How far school buses will travel to bring students to private schools may become one of the next tugs of war in Albany as the region’s top education officials have suggested reducing the distance and some lawmakers want to increase it.
SOMERS, N.Y. – Thelma Barlow recently got a call from Town Supervisor Mary Beth Murphy’s office, telling her she was about to be nominated to state Sen. Greg Ball’s roster of 40th District Women of Distinction.
NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – North Salem’s Janice Hellwinkel got a call from Town Supervisor Warren Lucas during the winter, telling her she was to be nominated to state Sen. Greg Ball’s roster of the 40th District Women of Distinction.
Carmel, N.Y. – (3/24/2012) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) presented Chris Odell of Patterson Troop 440 with a proclamation for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout at Carmel High School on Saturday.
Carmel, N.Y. – (3/22/12) – Students from all over Putnam County joined Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) over pizza and soda to share their stories on bullying, and how it has affected their lives and education.
It has come to our attention that local, public school districts are, in the course of seeking mandate relief from the state, recommending that such relief come in a reduction of the maximum mileage at which a district is required to bus nonpublic school students. Such a reduction, from the current state law mandate of 15 miles to a mere 5 miles, would negatively impact taxpayers’ ability to send their sons and daughters to religious and private schools. Namely, it would eliminate your right to school choice.
SOMERS, N.Y. — Due to overwhelming public response to state Sen. Greg Ball’s position on private school busing, the telephone number for his planned conference call at 6 p.m. Wednesday has been changed to (559) 726-1200, access code 127034. The new number has the capacity to accommodate broader participation.
Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. – (3/19/12) – During the Monday night’s village board meeting the Village of Croton-on-Hudson selected Rosalind Morrissey as their nomination for Senator Greg Ball’s (R, C – Patterson) Women of Distinction Hall of Fame.
Brewster, N.Y. – (3/26/12) – Over the past several months, Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) has traveled to towns, villages and cities within his district to accept nominations for his district wide Women Of Distinction Hall of Fame.
Milan, N.Y. – (3/19/12) – During the Monday night’s town hall meeting the town of Milan selected Ann Mancini as their nomination for Senator Greg Ball’s (R, C – Patterson) Women of Distinction Hall of Fame.
SOMERS, N.Y. – Over 400 people packed the auditorium at Kennedy Catholic High School (JFK) on Thursday evening when Sen. Greg Ball held a discussion on the threat to repeal the state law requiring private school students to be bused at taxpayers’ expense.
Yorktown, N.Y. – (2/16/12) –Surrounded by local elected officials and small businesses owners, Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) hosted a roundtable focused on local job creation. Senator Ball tapped the talents of economic development expert Mayor Delfino for the event, the former Mayor of White Plains who oversaw an impressive economic renaissance.
Mahopac, N.Y. – (3/16/12) – The students at Mahopac High School welcomed Senator Greg Ball’s (R, C – Patterson) traveling Veterans’ Wall of Fame on Friday afternoon in Mahopac, NY. The wall pays tribute to the twenty-seven veterans from throughout the Hudson Valley, including Mahopac resident Retired Corporal Josef Tschinkel. Each city, town and village within the Senator’s district was asked to nominate a Veteran and they were all honored at a Veterans’ Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony back in November