New School Safety Law Championed by Orthodox Union – Teach NYS Will Protect Nearly 200,000 Children in Nonpublic Schools

From the Yeshiva World News

The Orthodox Union – Teach NYS released the following statements commending Mayor Bill de Blasio, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, City Council Member David Greenfield and the New York City Council for protecting nearly 200,000 nonpublic schoolchildren today after Mayor de Blasio signed Intro 65-A into law. Intro 65-A will provide up to $20 million to fund security guards in nonpublic schools.

“Every child deserves a safe learning environment, and today’s law is a significant victory for the thousands of families who stood behind this bill. We commend Mayor de Blasio, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and the entire City Council for taking action to support the nonpublic school community during this challenging time, and we thank Council Member David Greenfield in particular for his unyielding, determined advocacy,” said Allen Fagin, Executive Vice President of the Orthodox Union.

“This is the latest in a string of victories for nonpublic schools in New York that the Orthodox Union was proud to spearhead,” said Maury Litwack, Director of State Political Affairs for the Orthodox Union. “From today’s law funding security guards to technology in our classrooms, the Orthodox Union’s mission is to fight to ensure that nonpublic schools are treated equally and receive the resources they deserve to succeed."