District 51

Joseph C. Borelli

Annadale, Arden Heights, Bay Terrace, Charleston, Eltingville, Great Kills, Greenridge, Heartland Village, Huguenot, New Springville, Pleasant Plains, Prince’s Bay, Richmond Valley, Rossville, Tottenville, Woodrow

Tag: Education


Borelli Calls for New York City Council Education Committee to Hold Hearing on Persistently Unsanitary School Cafeterias

Council Member Joe Borelli (R-South Shore) is calling on the New York City Council’s Education Committee to hold a hearing at their earliest possible convenience to discuss chronic health violations in public school cafeterias and provide recommendations regarding corrective actions that may be taken to ensure that our youngest constituents are not being put in any danger by consuming food prepared in public school cafeterias. READ MORE

Borelli Seeks Open-Access To CUNY Mental Health Courses For Veterans

In a letter addressed to the City University of New York (CUNY) Board of Trustees Council Member Joseph C. Borelli (R-South Shore) is asking for their assistance in transforming CUNY schools across the city into open-access centers of development for New Yorkers of all backgrounds through the implementation of a policy of barrier-free access to mental health courses for any veteran of the United Stated military, regardless of their education level or financial capacity. READ MORE

Borelli, Matteo Call for Hearing on Lead Exposure in Public School Drinking Water

Council Member Joseph Borelli (R-South Shore) and Council Minority Leader Steven Matteo (R-Mid Island) are calling for a public hearing of the Council’s Health Committee to investigate the protocols that are currently in place with regard to water quality testing, and the actions taken by the NYC Department of Education to inappropriately influence the results of the testing. READ MORE

Borelli Announces $2.25 Million in New Funding for Staten Island Middle Schools

Council Member Joseph C. Borelli (R-South Shore) has announced the allocation of $2.25 million in funding for Staten Island middle schools through his office. The funds will go toward a number of new projects and upgrades for all public middle schools in the Council Member’s district.

The enhancements will include electrical system upgrades in I.S. 75 and I.S. READ MORE

Borelli Announces $3.49 Million in New Funding for Staten Island Schools

Council Member Joseph C. Borelli (R-South Shore) has announced the allocation of nearly $3.5 million in funding for Staten Island schools through his office. The funds will go toward a number of new projects and upgrades for a majority of the elementary schools in the Council Member’s district.

The enhancements will include upgrades to the electrical systems in PS 58, PS 53, and IS 7, which will allow the school buildings to accommodate climate control systems and newer technology; READ MORE

Borelli, Matteo Seek Clarification on Water Quality in Staten Island Public Schools

Councilman Joseph Borelli (R-South Shore) and Council Minority Leader Steven Matteo (R-Mid Island) are asking the Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education to explain the circumstances that led to the recent finding of contaminated drinking water at eight public schools on Staten Island. In a letter addressed to Chancellor Carmen Fariña, the two public officials sought clarification as to how these buildings tested positive for elevated levels of lead in their drinking water even though lead based equipment was removed and lead based service lines were replaced at public school buildings almost a decade ago. READ MORE