"This rainy day marks a bright, new future for our Hempstead schools and our children," Sen. Kevin Thomas (D-Levittown) said before a handful of residents in front of the district administration building.
Thomas and Assemb. Taylor Darling (D-Hempstead), who also was at the news conference, sponsored the bill, which was amended recently to appoint one monitor as opposed to three and was signed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday.
Over the next five years, the monitor will provide oversight and guidance for the district of 7,600 students.
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