Assemblymen Saladino & Conte Welcome Farmingdale School District To Assembly Chamber: Call For Increased State Education Aid

January 29, 2008
Pictured left to right are: Assemblyman Joseph Saladino, student Lauren Shimmons,

School Board Trustee Tina Diamond, President of the Farmingdale Council of PTA

Connie Fischer, student Edrees Arzomand, Assemblyman James Conte, Albany Avenue Elementary School Principal Joe Valentine, and student Cody Torlincasi.

Farmingdale High School students and Farmingdale School District educators traveled to Albany today as part of an educational program studying state government and to lobby for more state aid. Assemblyman James Conte (R,C,I,WF-Huntington Station) and Assemblyman Joseph Saladino (Massapequa) once again pledged their support to call on the Governor to greatly increase state aid to our district and remove unfunded mandates in an effort to protect property taxpayers.

The group was introduced on the floor of the Assembly during session to put a face on the issue of inadequate state funding. Assemblymen Conte and Saladino have been leaders in increasing state aid above and beyond the governor’s proposals in the past years.