New York, NY– 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. The bill, a top priority for the Orthodox Union-Teach NYS, will set aside nearly $20 million to protect schoolchildren from a diverse range of backgrounds, including Catholic, Jewish, Muslim and other nonpublic schools. The legislation now awaits Mayor de Blasio’s signature.
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