Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she has secured an additional $75,000 in state funding for Maryvale School District’s academic programs.
“Few investments have a greater impact than ones made in public education,” said Wallace. “This new state funding will allow Superintendent D’Angelo and his staff to increase advanced placement course offerings, giving students the ability to pursue new academic opportunities.”
Maryvale also plans to use the funding to strengthen Project Lead the Way, which is being reinstated this year as a result of state funding that Wallace secured in 2017. Project Lead the Way is a national nonprofit academic program that focuses on real-world applied learning to empower students to gain lifelong skills to succeed academically and professionally. The program equips students with problem solving, critical and creative thinking, collaboration, and communication skills, while also providing educators with the training, resources, and support they need to prepare students for today’s competitive economy.
“On behalf of the students and faculty of Maryvale, I thank Assemblymember Monica Wallace for her ongoing support of public education and for her work to secure additional funding for our school district,” said Maryvale Superintendent Joseph D’Angelo. “This funding will have a tremendous impact on the students of Maryvale, providing for new learning opportunities and continuing to add advanced and elective courses like Project Lead the Way.”
“This is an investment in the students of Maryvale that will make our community stronger going forward. By ensuring students have the tools and resources they need to succeed today, we’re making a long-term investment in a strong labor force, strong communities, and strong families. All New Yorkers benefit from educational investments like this,” concluded Wallace.
This funding is in addition to a $492,000 increase in state funding that Wallace secured in the 2018-2019 state budget.