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Under New Law, NYC Paying for Safety Guards for Jewish And Other Non-Public Schools

Posted on November 3, 2016 In Blog, News, TeachNYS

This week marks the deadline for New York City’s Jewish and other non-public schools to apply for a groundbreaking security program in which the city will pay for security guards – just as it does for public schools. The new program the first of its kind in the country, was spearheaded by City Councilman David Greenfield and Teach NYS, a project of the Orthodox Union Advocacy Center.

In New York City, more than 200,000 children in pre-K-12th grade — 18.1 percent of the city’s school population — are enrolled in Jewish day schools and yeshivas and Catholic, Muslim and other non-public schools.

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