Bronx Officials Secure $4 Million in School Funding

Photos by Edwin Soto

by David Greene

On the eve of the Primary election, local officials Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda and Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr., announced they have secured $4 million in funding to local schools.

On Monday, September 11, at a hastily called press conference at Diaz’ office at 900 Rogers Place in the Hunts Point section, where the two officials held a joint press conference in announcing the funding to several schools in their overlapping districts, which cover parts of Castle Hill, Parkchester and West Farms.

Photos by Edwin Soto

The funds will go towards the purchase of new classroom equipment, security cameras as well as physical repairs to the school’s like P.S. 119X, Bronx Community High School and The Parkchester School.

Disappointed that only 15 schools in his 87th Assembly District applied for the funding– through the State as well as from the Municipal Facilities Program, Sepulveda stated, “It is a shame that many other schools passed on this opportunity.”

Sepulveda added, “I hope as we go forward in the next legislative session in Albany that more school principals will join in securing funds on behalf of their students.”

Photos by Edwin Soto

Diaz added, “Children in the Bronx and other poor neighborhoods across the city are in danger of being left behind in this rapidly changing work place. We need to catch up now.”

Schools getting the added funding are: P.S. 138, The Samuel Randall School, The Parkchester School, P.S. 106, P.S. 36X, The Lorraine Hansberry Academy, P.S. 214, The Bronx Compass High School, The Antonia Pantoja Preparatory Academy, J.H.S 125, Blueprint Middle School, P.S. 47, Archer Elementry School, P.S. 531, P.S. 6X and The West Farms School.

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