Roscoe, NY...At the invitation of Roscoe Central School District Superintendent John Evans, State Senator Jen Metzger (SD-42) yesterday visited the school to celebrate her bill—signed into law in November—to protect the Roscoe Central School District from losing $1.1 million in building aid from penalties incurred for the late filing of a final cost report on capital projects years ago.
During the student-led tour with Alisha Trautschold, John Michael Madera, and Breanna Kipp, Metzger presented a framed copy of the law to students as a gift. The tour included a visit to various classrooms of all grade levels and a celebratory performance from the school band led by instructor Kelly Bullis, and concluded with a gathering with faculty in the school’s library after school let out. The school serves students from Pre-Kindergarten through the 12th grades in one building. To thank the Senator for her efforts in advocating for the bill’s passage and subsequent signing into law, the school’s student government group handmade cards and presented them to Senator Metzger in the art room alongside art teacher Michelle Hood.
"Meeting the Roscoe students and faculty and touring their beautiful school was the highlight of my week," said Senator Metzger. "It was a joy to celebrate together our success in eliminating this onerous and unnecessary financial burden on the district, and I want to thank all of the students and staff who took the time to participate."
"Even prior to officially taking office, Senator Metzger was fighting to get an amnesty bill for Roscoe CSD passed. After the Governor vetoed our previous bill she reintroduced the bill and worked tirelessly throughout the year to help get it passed and ultimately signed by the Governor,” said Roscoe Central School District Superintendent, John Evans. "The students, staff, administration and the entire Roscoe community can not thank Senator Metzger enough for all her efforts to support our school."