SENATOR GOLDEN TOURS SCHOOL EXPANSION PROJECT AT PUBLIC SCHOOL 229
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) last week visited the construction site at Public School 229, and met with Principal James Harrigan, to discuss the status of the expansion currently underway to expand the capacity of the school which will make P.S. 229 a K-8 school. The construction at P.S. 229 will help to reduce overcrowding in local District 20 schools.
The Public School 229 addition will be a four-story, state-of-the art school addition will be occupied in September, 2009. The total 651 new seats will be divided in that grades Pre-K to 5th will receive 351 new seats and 300 new seats will serve Grades 6-8, making Public School 229 the newest Pre-K to 8 school in the community. The additional will also provide a science lab, art and music classrooms, a new library, a medical suite, kitchen and a gym.
Senator Marty Golden stated, "The construction at Public School 229 is moving along and this community is on the brink of seeing our dream of an expansion become a reality. We are preparing for our future, and we must always remember, that the future starts in the classroom and starts now. Anytime you can expand a great school, in this case P.S. 229, to be an even better, more premier school for our students to learn and to grow in, we have accomplished something that will have a long standing positive impact on our neighborhood and future."
Senator Golden was a driving force in the passage of legislation earlier this year that approved a school construction aid package for New York. The agreement was for the legislature to provide $12 Billion in Capital Funding for New York City public schools. Golden also approved $600 million in operating expenses for public schools within the 5 boroughs.