Archives for February 2011
The following Daily News article from February 23rd discusses the impact of the state budget cuts on 4201 schools. Check out the article on the Daily News website. Also, be sure to sign the petition to support 4201 schools. This is an issue of utmost importance to our school community.
The Henry Viscardi School was featured in an article about schools that support students with disabilities. The article highlights Viscardi and dicusses its students and services provided for the students.
Take a look at the article here: A School Topples Hurdles to Learning
URGENT CALL to ACTION from The Henry Viscardi School
4201 SCHOOLS FACE BUDGET CRISIS!
Dear Staff, Parents, Families, Friends, Community Members and Supporters:
Please Help The Henry Viscardi School!
NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed a drastic change in how 4201 Schools (for children who are Deaf, blind and physically challenged) are funded. The proposal would eliminate direct state funding for these eleven schools – one of which is the Henry Viscardi School.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Personal letters are best, but sample letters are also effective! Please write, email or fax personal letters to:
The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224
For a sample letters click on the following links:
To email the Governor, access the form with the following link:
Tell the Governor how you feel by posting a message on his Facebook page. Type in Governor Andrew Cuomo in the search bar or log in to:
Contact your State Senator/Assemblyperson, locally and in Albany. Log on tohttp://www.nysenate.gov/ to find your state senator and http://assembly.state.ny.us/ to find your assemblyperson. To find out if your legislators are on facebook, type their names in the search bar of your profile page. If they are, tell them to restore 4201 funding! Send the information to ALL of your friends! You can also direct all your facebook friends to the Henry Viscardi School website at www.henryviscardischool.org for the latest information on how to help.
Call the Governor at (518) 474-8390 and call and/or visit your local legislators. Tell them you want state funding for the 4201 Schools fully restored! Thanks for your Support!
P.S. Forward this link to EVERYONE YOU KNOW!
February 4, 2011 marked the official welcome of Abilities! new CEO, Mr. John D. Kemp. Mr. Kemp brings his extraordinary experience to the Henry Viscardi School, and we look forward to creating amazing opportunities for students with disabilities under his guidance.