Statement From Senate President Pro Tempore Malcolm A. Smith Re: Vote On School Closures

Malcolm A. Smith

January 28, 2010

“I am extremely disappointed at the closing of three schools in the borough of Queens without adequate parental input or sufficient opportunity for the community to be heard. It is a tremendous loss for students in Queens and I hope to be able to work with the mayor and chancellor to prevent this from happening again. I also look forward to having new schools open to replace the ones that closed."