Senator John Bonacic met up with a lot of good friends at the Mid-Hudson’sSt. Patrick’s Day parade in Goshen on Sunday, March 16, 2014. Here is the Senator marching along with the Ancient Order of Hibernians.
Standing at the podium with a crowd of supporters, Senator Bonacic sent a strong message to Governor Cuomo that closing nine correctional facilities in order to save $30 million dollars on the backs of professional men and women who work at Mid-Hudson Psychiatric Center was wrong.
Recently, the legislature voted on the Board of Regents who imposed the Common Core curriculum. The incumbent Regents have performed poorly with the Common Core roll out, and ultimately failed the parents and students of New York. As such, I did not vote for the incumbent members of the Board of Regents.
Senator Bonacic presents Orange County’s Eugene Scott with a New York State Senate Resolution commending him on being a recipient of the Student of the Year 2014 Award by the NY Association for Continuing/Community Education. In 2013, Scott was incarcerated in his senior year of high school. While in the prison system, he enrolled in the Orange-Ulster BOCES Incarcerated Education Program where he excelled academically, earning the respect and admiration of staff and administration. After receiving his high school equivalency diploma, he entered the nursing field, and is now in an EMT program with an eye to a Pre-Med program.
The Sullivan Renaissance Conference this past weekend provided an opportunity to hear about all the good things going on in the County, and the good things to come. Here is the Senator with keynote speaker and Mayor of Ithaca, Svante Myrick (center) and Congressman Chris Gibson (19th District, NY, R).
Senator Bonacic visited with the Sullivan County School Boards Association and the Sullivan County Superintendents Council forum to hear their concerns on educational issues including funding and the common core. Here is the Senator with (l to r) Monticello Schools Superintendent, Daniel Teplesky; school board members Ellen Nesin and Stacey Sharoff; and Sullivan County School Board President, Alice VanEtten.
Senator Bonacic joins the third graders at Anna S. Kuhl Elementary School in Port Jervis for a class picture during their Read Across America celebration. The Senator read one of his favorite Dr. Suess books, Horton Hears a Who to a delighted audience.
Senator Bonacic gave an entertaining reading of Dr. Suess’ Horton Hears a Who to third graders at Anna S. Kuhl Elementary School in Port Jervis. The Senator was visiting the classroom of Mrs. Brady-Wilson and Mrs. Carlton to celebrate Read Across America Day.
Senator Bonacic congratulates Tyler Cook and Taylor Youssef from Leptondale Elementary School, Wallkill, who visited Albany this past week with their art teacher, Tara Andrews, as part of the New York State Student Art Exhibit. They joined other student artists whose work had been chosen by the NYS Art Teachers Association for display, and to attend a reception in their honor.&nbs
Senator Bonacic congratulates Katie Ambrose from Wallkill High School who visited Albany this past week with her art teacher, Jennifer Calison, as part of the New York State Student Art Exhibit. They joined other student artists whose work had been chosen by the NYS Art Teachers Association for display, and to attend a reception in their honor.