Read the DePrisco Campaign Insider Newsletter written by Tom DePrisco, candidate for the 38th Senate District in New York for September 15, 2016.
Last week, I wrote about my belief that the East Ramapo School District had been underfunded in Foundation Aid over the years. In my discussion regarding transportation costs and aid, I indicated that I could not adequately account for all of the students attending yeshivas in East Ramapo. With the grateful assistance of Mr. Steve White, I have been able to account for the total number of private school students in East Ramapo via the appropriate New York State Education Department website.
Along with releasing my analysis of the East Ramapo School District, I have been spending a considerable amount of time meeting residents all throughout the District.
On Saturday, I spent a relaxing afternoon at the India Festival sponsored by the India Cultural Society of Rockland. I enjoyed many performances by very talented dancers and singers, as well as tasting varying types of Indian delicacies and spices.
On Saturday evening, Lorraine and I enjoyed great food at Defiant Brewery's Oktoberfest in Pearl River. I had the opportunity to speak with several patrons about local issues that evening.
A few days later, I addressed many high ranking uniformed members of the NYPD at the new Police Academy. Reconnecting with many former colleagues was great and at this meeting, I received the endorsement from the NYPD Captains Endowment Association. Thank you, President Roy Richter, for the glowing words of endorsement.
Throughout this week, many of you might have seen my team at the transit stops throughout the District. Team DePrisco met many commuters at the Pearl River, Suffern and Sloatsburg train stations this week. Many more residents will see us at your commuting locations in the days and weeks to come. I enjoy having the opportunity to meet people of the 38th District.
Last night, we held our Back To School Night event at Taino Smokehouse in Spring Valley. I got to see many new faces and meet folks from the area who are eager for a change in our State Senate. Thank you to Caroline and her staff for putting together a great event. I hope you all stop by there when they officially open!
Another highlight of the past week occurred at our Pearl River Board of Education meeting, where we approved the hiring of several more employees. I am so very proud of the dedication and hard work of our teachers and staff.
Outside of the campaign, my family got together to celebrate our grandson Sal's first birthday, which was truly a great day.
Finally, I want to share with you all how appreciative I am of being invited to local community events by people who have previously met me or read about me. I know my message is getting out there to residents and that we actually can make a difference for our District and the State of New York.
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