Senator Saland Secures Magnet Funding For Pougkeepsie School District

Stephen M. Saland

September 12, 2006

Senator Steve Saland (R,C Poughkeepsie), Chair, Senate Education Committee, announced today that he has secured an additional $200,000 grant for three Magnet Schools in the Poughkeepsie City School District. Magnet schools offer a special curriculum designed to attract students from diverse ethnic backgrounds.

"Magnet programs have demonstrated success in offering educational programs that attract talented students who benefit from a diverse social and

cultural exchange," said Senator Saland. "I am pleased to have been able to secure this funding for the Poughkeepsie School District to continue New York's commitment to a quality education for our children."

The Poughkeepsie City School District is receiving an additional $200,000 in Magnet funding to increase it for a total of $2,675,000 for the 2006-2007 school year.

"We are absolutely ecstatic about the degree of support that Senator Saland has shown for our magnet schools" said Karen Markeloff, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction. "It certainly could not have come at a better time. With this $200,000 boost, we will be able to enhance the enriching opportunities we provide for students at our magnet schools."