The Queens Gazette article announces that the P.S. 234 School Gym, which has been closed since September due to flood damage, was finally repaired as a result of the efforts made by parents and elected officials.
Following a joint effort by Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. and state Senator Michael Gianaris, the gymnasium at the Astoria Elementary School, P.S. 234, which suffered substantial flood damage, has been repaired and is now in use.
“At a time when childhood obesity is an increasing epidemic, schools must have fully functional gym facilities. I am pleased the students of P.S. 234 at long last have access to daily exercise and can fulfill their physical education requirements. Hopefully, the School Construction Authority will act more expeditiously when handling similar cases going forward so that students are not kept from important daily activity,” said Gianaris.
Read the full article here.