Following years of persistent advocacy by the Orthodox Union-Teach NYS, the New York City Council voted overwhelmingly in favor of Introduction 65-A Monday afternoon, a bill to fund school security guards covering nearly 200,000 of New York City’s non-public schoolchildren.
Today the Orthodox Union-Teach NYS commended Mayor Bill de Blasio, City Council Member David Greenfield, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the New York City Council on an agreement to expand security for City schoolchildren by funding security guards at nonpublic schools. The agreement caps more than two years of grassroots advocacy by the Orthodox Union – Teach NYS urging the City to better protect all its students.
In response to an announcement this afternoon by Police Commissioner William Bratton that the New York City Police Department will provide security assessments at non-public schools, OU Advocacy-Teach NYS issued the following statement:
Today, OU Advocacy-Teach NYS, the non-partisan public policy arm of the Orthodox Union, issued the following statement regarding New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s release of 4,500 half-day Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) seats for the 2015-16 school year.
On August 11, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brooklyn) held a “town hall meeting and listening session” about the Iran nuclear deal with more than 500 Brooklyn residents. The event was hosted by AIPAC and co-sponsored by the Orthodox Union, Agudath Israel of America and other organizations.