SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 Borelli Announces Over $2.5 Million in New Funding for Staten Island Schools

Council Member Joseph C. Borelli (R-South Shore) has announced the allocation of over $2.5 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 and intermediate schools in the Council Member’s

The enhancements will include technology upgrades in PS 4, PS 5, PS 6, PS 8, PS 55, PS 58, PS 62, PS 69,
and IS 24, IS 34, and IS 72, playground equipment at PS 3, a new schoolyard at PS 32, security cameras at
PS 56, a gymnasium at PS 53, a new perimeter fence at IS 7, and electrical upgrades at PS 1, PS 36, IS 72
and Tottenville High School, which will allow the school buildings to accommodate climate control
systems and newer technology. Funding has also been allocated for lighting upgrades at IS 75.

“We have the highest performing public schools in New York City right here on the south shore of Staten
Island,” said Borelli. “I intend to provide our schools with the resources necessary to continue producing
exemplary students at exceptional rates.”

“The PS 56 Louis DeSario School community is extremely grateful and appreciates everything
Councilman Borelli has done for us,” said Philip Carollo, Acting Principal, P.S. 56. “The security cameras
that were funded by Mr. Borelli add an additional layer of safety for our entire school community. We
look forward to his continued support!”