Senator Serrano joined Assemblymember Vanessa Gibson on Turesday, November 16th, in celebrating the opening of the Morris Heights Educational Complex, which includes P723X and P.S. 204X. The complex opened in September, and includes a full sized gym, auditorium and a state of the art library.
"This is a great day for all the teachers, parents and students living in the Bronx as we open the new home for PS204," said Senator Serrano. "I am extremely proud that the children attending these schools will now be able to enjoy a new gymnasium, auditorium, library, computer lab, and art room ,a mong other wonderful facilities that will contribute to their learning experience. This new location will adequately serve each student by providing them with a healthy learning environment and abundant resources.
The new buildings have put the department of Education on track to add nearly 100,000 new school seats across the city by 2013, reducing overcrowding in schools and ensuring that students have the opportunity to learn in modern facilities.
"All students deserve equal educational oppportunities, and I would like to thank all the parents, teachers, and school administrators in this community for lifting their voices to ensure that our students have a home away from home in Morris Heights."