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Senator Martins Participates in 'Guess Whose Coming to Read' at Munsey Park School

Senator Jack M. Martins recently participated in the “Guess Who’s Coming to Read” program at the Munsey Park Elementary School in Manhasset. Senator Martins read “The Incredible Storybook” with the students. The students thanked the Senator for visiting their class and for sharing their love of reading with them.

Senator Martins Holds Pizza and Politics in Port Washington with Weber Middle School Students

Senator Jack M. Martins was at Weber Middle School on Friday, February 1 for Pizza and Politics with sixth grade students. The students discussed the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy with Senator Martins as they remembered the essays they entered for Senator Martins’ Thanksgiving Essay Contest. The students reiterated that they were thankful to have their homes and families and shelter as well as their school.

Senator Martins also spoke to the students about the role of a senator in Albany and about how a law is changed.

After Pizza and Politics, Principal Rodahan bestowed a special hour on Senator Martins by giving him the “Pride” pin for making the students feel special.


Senator Martins Visits Dryden Street School in Westbury as a Guest Reader

Senator Jack M. Martins recently visited the Dryden Street School in Westbury, where he was welcomed by Mrs. Sabella to her kindergarten class. The senator also received a warm welcome from Principal Telmer, Westbury Superintendent of Schools Mary Lagnado, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Personnel Robert Brisbane and Westbury School Board Trustee Leslie Davis.

Senator Martins answered questions from the student and then read “Abe Lincoln’s Hat” with them. The senator was extremely impressed with the students’ comprehension and the education taking place at the Dryden Street School.


Senator Martins Supports School Bus Safety Measures

Senator Jack M. Martins supported measures passed in the New York State Senate that would increase school bus safety by prohibiting registered sex offenders from becoming bus drivers and for increasing penalties for passing a stopped school bus that is picking up or dropping off students.

Legislation (S.1519) prohibits a registered sex offender from obtaining or renewing a commercial drivers license to operate a passenger or school bus, providing a greater level of protection to the public from these individuals.


Senator Martins Honored to Receive "Pride" Pin from Weber Middle School in Port Washington

Senator Jack M. Martins was at the Weber Middle School in Port Washington for his pizza and politics program. Senator Martins discussed issues in government with sixth grade students. The senator and the students also discussed their entries into Senator Martins' Thanksgiving Essay Contest. The main theme of the essays was giving thanks after Superstorm Sandy hit our region.

At the end of the visit, Principal Marilyn Rodahan presented Senator Martins with the school's "Pride" pin for making the students feel special. The senator was honored to received this distinction from such a wonderful school.



Senator Martins Congratulates Mineola School District on Competitive Education Grant

The Mineola School District will received a Competitive Education Grant from New York State for implementing cost-savings measures while maintaining management efficiency. According to New York State Senator Jack M. Martins, the grant amounts to $639,387 over three years.

For Mineola, the grant is well deserved. The district’s cost-savings measures, instituted by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Nagler and the Mineola Board of Education as well as the entire school community including staff and community-based organizations, included:

- consolidating central office administrative responsibilities and positions;


Senator Martins Welcomes Catholic Conference to Albany

During a busy budget week, Senator Martins took time out to welcome the Catholic Conference to the State Capitol. Among those he met with were the students from Our Lady of Mercy Academy.

Guggenheim Elementary School Welcomes Senator Martins as Guest Reader

The Guggenheim Elementary School in Port Washington welcomed Senator Jack M. Martins as a guest reader. The Senator spend a Friday morning after a hectic week in Albany, reading with the students in Mrs. Pheifer's kindergarten class. Senator Martins read "Rocket Writes a Story" with the students.

Senator Martins commented on what a terrific school Guggenheim is and how is looking forward to seeing the students again as they progress through their education in the Port Washington School District, one of the best on Long Island.


Senator Martins Attends SIDMUN Conference 2013

State Senator Jack M. Martins addressed the 20th anniversary of the Sewanhaka Central High School District Model UN held at Carey High School this past week. Conference participants come from Carey, Elmont Memorial, Floral Park Memorial, New Hyde Park and Sewanhaka High Schools. The Model UN program debated issues ranging from agriculture, drug policy, historical issues and current events. Senator Martins opened the conference with a speech discussing current affairs and their impact on the United States. He also presented Model UN officers with a Senate Proclamation to commemorate the conference. Accepting the Proclamation from Senator Martins are Daniel Alohan and Billy Rothwell.

Senator Martins Attends Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New BOCES Customer Care Center

Senator Jack M. Martins recently attended a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Nassau BOCES new Customer Care Center. It allows the Nassau County Police to respond to emergencies in our school districts more efficiently as it provides them access to security cameras and the building layouts of the schools

The center - a central hub for district support - was created in partnership with our school districts in order to provide them with the best possible service.