January 25 to February 25 has been designated “New York State Student Financial Aid Awareness Month” by Governor David A. Paterson, marking a period during which the State will host a series of events to help New York’s students and families learn about the many financial aid opportunities available to help pay for college, and how to apply for them.
Rochester – Alesi (Republican, 55th District) announced today that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $1,500 scholarships to be awarded in June at their Annual Conference Weekend. Scholarship winners must be present to receive their awards.
I am delighted that three public libraries in Monroe County – Rochester Public Library-Rundel Building, Irondequoit Public Library-Helen McGraw Branch, and Scottville Free Library – have been selected to receive nearly $600,000 in funding through the State Public Library Construction Grant Program for needed restorations and structural improvements to their existing facilities. I commend city, town and library officials for their hard work and determination to secure this important state money.
(Rochester, N.Y.) – If Mayor Robert Duffy wants to take over the City School District, he has to convince two people: Rochester area State Senators Jim Alesi and Joe Robach. Neither are on board, and Alesi expressed strong reservations on Thursday.“Senators Robach and Alesi are critically important. I think it all hinges on them,” said Rochester Teachers Association President Adam Urbanski, a major opponent of mayoral control.
(Albany, N.Y.) Senator James Alesi (R-Perinton) said, “We have to address bullying at every level we can. No student should ever be bullied because of any reason. Bullies don’t pick on the toughest people, they look for the weaknesses in others, and it’s our job to protect our children. The scars of bullying can last a lifetime, and the dignity for all students act takes the first step to protect our children from being persecuted, physically and emotionally, in our schools.
Republican Senator Jim Alesi still will not say how he would vote on mayoral control legislation for Rochester, should it come to the Senate floor. But he did elaborate on his thoughts in a phone conversation this afternoon.
As the 2010-2011 school year approaches, students and families in our district have important financial decisions to make. Financing a college education can be a challenge filled with many questions and concerns. The New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC), as the State's student financial aid agency, can provide helpful information and application forms. HESC's database allows students and parents to explore careers, apply for financial aid, search colleges and compare college financing information faster and more efficiently.
Nearly Two Dozen Local High School Students Traveled to Albany on Wednesday for the Governor’s State of the State Address
Senator Alesi yesterday met with students from Eastridge High School to discuss their reactions to Governor Cuomo’s 2012 State of the State Address and listen to their thoughts on the Legislative year ahead. The students from Eastridge were among hundreds of students from across New York State invited to attend the annual State of the State Address and were accompanied by Superintendent Sue Allen, Deputy Superintendent John Abbott, Eastridge Principal Mary Grow and Eastridge High School teachers.