A Big Day for Roosevelt High School [Yonkers Times]

January 22, 2019

Originally published in Yonkers Times on January 21, 2019.

An essential part of investing in the education and health of our students is investing in the maintenance and updating of schools’ infrastructure. As the chair of the State Senate Education Committee, I will continue to work with my colleagues to secure additional resources for our students, teachers, and schools," said Senator Shelley Mayer.

During a visit to the school, Speaker Carl Heastie, after seeing the school’s run-down field, asserted that Yonkers students deserve a high-quality field. He allocated an additional $1 million, enabling construction of a state-of-the-art turf facility for football, soccer, lacrosse and track.

Sen. Mayer said she is “thrilled” for Yonkers students to enjoy the renovated, state-of-the-art facilities.

“Thank you to NYS Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, who secured the funds used for the renovations, and for his tireless leadership and advocacy on behalf of Yonkers students and students all across New York State,” she said.