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District 31

Donovan J. Richards

Arverne, Brookville, Edgemere, Far Rockaway, Laurelton, Rosedale, Springfield Gardens

Winning Projects:

EducationFunded
Classroom Upgrade in P.S. 183Q

Votes: 1145 | Cost: $250,000

2-45 Beach 79th Street, Rockaway Beach
The classrooms are in need of electrical outlets and approximately 35 smart boards in each of the classrooms to help our students further their educations.

EducationFunded
Far Rockaway High School Library Upgrade

Votes: 1300 | Cost: $250,000

821 Bay 25th Street, Far Rockaway
The Far Rockaway High School library is very important to the school. It has resources that the students can rely on. But now the library is need of new computers and also an electrical upgrade.

EducationFunded
Locker Room Renovations

Votes: 1151 | Cost: $500,000

821 Bay 25th St., Far Rockaway
Far Rockaway Educational Campus is made up of other schools and is in need of a better locker room. It reminds people of a dungeon. The lighting is terrible and can be dangerous

EducationFunded
New Weight Room

Votes: 1172 | Cost: $200,000

821 Bay 25th St., Far Rockaway
The Far Rockaway High School weight room needs new equipment so students do not get injured; it also needs new lockers.


The following projects were not funded:

Arts, Culture & Community
Rockaway Institute for a Sustainable Environment

Votes: 319 | Cost: $273,732

58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd
The project with fit out RISE, new community center for local exhibits, film screenings, lectures, public events and youth programs, with furniture and equipment.

Education
Auditorium Upgrade in P.S. 183Q

Votes: 1024 | Cost: $500,000

2-45 Beach 79th Street, Rockaway Beach
The auditorium is in need of stage curtains, a new projector screen, new speaks on stage and new fans to keep the auditorium cool.

Education
Designing a Track in the School Yard

Votes: 436 | Cost: $500,000

180 Beach 35th St., Far Rockaway
P.S.106 is in need of a track in the school yard. A track in the school yard would not only help beautify the school but also provide an activity that would promote an healthy lifestyle for the students.

Education
Gymnasium Upgrade in P.S. 183Q

Votes: 1133 | Cost: $300,000

2-45 Beach 79th Street, Rockaway Beach
The gymnasium is in need of basketball hoops for our kids. The gym is also in need of bleachers so the school can invite parents and the community to school activities.

Education
M.S.53 Technology Upgrade

Votes: 302 | Cost: $75,000

10-45 Nameoke St., Far Rockaway
Needs new smart boards, computers and better electricity and wiring to utilize multiple devices.

Education
New Smart Boards

Votes: 376 | Cost: $75,000

1307 Central Avenue, Far Rockway
P.S. 253 is in need of six new smart boards to further education for students

Education
P.S.106 Technology Upgrade

Votes: 400 | Cost: $75,000

180 Beach 35th St., Far Rockaway
The school is in need of 6 new smart boards to further the education for students.

Education
Security Cameras

Votes: 530 | Cost: $250,000

180 Beach 35th St., Far Rockaway
P.S 106 is a building that’s isolated from other properties, a camera surveillance system would help ensure the safety of the school community

Education
Village Academy Middle School Technology Upgrades

Votes: 1011 | Cost: $250,000

Transit
Train Countdown Clocks

Votes: 518 | Cost: $150,000

District- Wide
The Rockaway train stations should have countdown clocks so residents can know when the train and the bus coming.