Annual Program Honors Women’s Outstanding Contributions to Our Community
State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope) today invited local residents from the 42nd Senate District to nominate colleagues, friends, and neighborhood leaders whose exceptional work on behalf of their communities make them deserving of special recognition as a New York “Woman of Distinction” by the New York State Senate.
Parents, teachers, administrators and educational professionals in my district, and throughout New York State, have raised grave concerns over the flawed roll-out of the Common Core Learning Standards.
Unless the Board of Regents acts to alleviate these concerns, they must delay the use of Common Core tests for high-stakes decisions about teachers, principals and students for a minimum of two years. During this time, the State Education Department should continue to develop curricula aligned with higher standards and assist local school districts in developing their own curricula so teachers can successfully implement higher learning standards and help students reach their maximum potential.
John Bonacic visited with friends in Delaware County for breakfast and listened
to a presentation by Delaware County Sheriff Tom Mills concerning the increased
drug problems in the county and what his office is doing to combat it.
Senator John Bonacic provides comments on
Governor Cuomo’s Budget Presentation from January 21, 2014. In particular, the Senator speaks to the Governor’s
two deviations between what was said in his State of the State and what was
announced in his Budget Presentation