Today, June 21st, is the official First Day of Summer. Encourage your children to continue reading throughout the summer months with my Summer Reading Program. Go to www.nyread.com to visit the State Senate's Summer Reading website where you and your children can sign up and begin their online reading journals. Participating children will receive a Summer Reading Certifiate.
New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced that Governor Cuomo has signed into law legislation (S.3953) he co-sponsored and fought to enact that establishes guidelines for coaches, teachers and other school personnel to protect our students from concussions and traumatic brain injuries.
Continuing his efforts to ensure fair and equitable treatment for school districts in our region, State Senator Mike Nozzolio has announced that he will be hosting a forum on education on Friday, February 3rd from 10-12 noon at the Ramada Lakefront Hotel in Geneva. Senator Nozzolio will be joined by Senator John Flanagan, Chairman of the New York State Senate Committee on Education.
GENEVA- Continuing his efforts to ensure fair and equitable treatment for school districts in our region, State Senator Mike Nozzolio today hosted a forum on education where local school district leaders had the opportunity to discuss their budget concerns with the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Education, Senator John Flanagan.
Senator Nozzolio was shadowed at the State Capitol by local high school students Allyson Blazey, a senior at Palmyra-Macedon; Marina Barci, a senior at Wayne Central; and Christopher DePalma, a junior at Geneva. The students visited Albany as part of the 12th Annual Students Inside Albany conference, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New York State Education Foundation, Inc. The program is designed to increase high school students’ awareness of their responsibility in representative government and provide the tools necessary for meeting that responsibility.
As the school year draws to a close, our school children naturally turn their thoughts to summer vacation and time away from the classroom. It is important, though, to make sure that when school ends in June, we encourage students to keep learning.
Continuing his efforts to ensure the safety of students in New York’s schools, State Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced that the Senate has adopted legislation he is co-sponsoring legislation to strictly prohibit school bullying in all forms. The legislation (S.7740) comprehensively defines bullying to ensure that all students are protected and addresses both conventional bullying and online cyber-bullying.
In recognition of his continuing efforts to preserve the important programs and services provided by local libraries, State Senator Mike Nozzolio has been named a “Top Supporter” by New Yorkers for Better Libraries in their annual voter’s guide. Senator Nozzolio received an “A” grade from the statewide organization of library leaders for his support of legislation to improve public library systems and his efforts to restore critical library funding in the 2012 State Budget.
Senator Mike Nozzolio recently welcomed Cayuga Community College students Dawn Varney and Brian Knapp to the State Capital as part of Community College Advocacy Day. The students met with Senator Nozzolio to discuss issues facing New York's community colleges and the importance of affordable education for veterans and working parents. Dawn is treasurer of the Cayuga Community College Fulton Campus Student Government and Brian is a Marine Corps veteran and the Commander of the Cayuga Community College Veterans Club.