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Dromm allocates $2.4 million to local schools

Dromm and PS 69 Principal Martha Vazquez cut the ribbon on one of the school’s new Smart Boards.

Dromm and PS 69 Principal Martha Vazquez cut the ribbon on one of the school’s new Smart Boards.

Aug. 5, 2015 By Michael Florio

Councilman Daniel Dromm has allocated $2.4 million from the city’s 2016 budget to nearly 20 schools in Jackson Heights and Elmhurst.

The money will be used to pay for audio/visual system enhancements, library upgrades, security camera installations and repairs to school public address systems and playgrounds.

“Securing this historic increase in funding was a top priority for me,” said Council Member Dromm, a former NYC public school teacher for 25 years before being elected to the NYC Council.

“These funds will ensure that our children have access to safe schools and the updated technology they need to be successful,” he added.

The schools receiving a portion of the funding this year include Public Schools 7, 13, 23, 69, 89, 102, 148, 149, 211, 212, 255, and 280; Intermediate Schools 230, 145, and 5; Pan American International High School, John F. Kennedy, Jr. High School, Newtown High School, and the International High School for Health Sciences.

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Diana

Way to go, Danny! If only there were Danny Dromms around when we were in the classroom, how much better our teaching lives would have been; we could have done so much more for “our kids!”

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