BP ADAMS TO ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $26 MILLION IN INVESTMENT TO BROOKLYN SCHOOLS, FOCUSED ON STEM EDUCATION AND TECHNOLOGY
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH
PS 228 DAVID A. BOODY
228 AVENUE S
Tomorrow at 10:00 AM, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams will announce more than $26 million invested in schools across Brooklyn, focused on STEM education and technology initiatives, from his Fiscal Year 2017 funds; the figure represents more than half of his capital budget and a doubling of his educational spending from last year.
He will make this announcement at PS 228 David A. Boody in Gravesend, which is set to receive a $570,000 allocation for the construction and outfitting of a state-of-the-art STEM lab; the facility will be utilized as part of the South Brooklyn Engineering Pipeline — a new curriculum and teacher training partnership between local elementary, middle, and high schools as well as Kingsborough Community College — that he will launch tomorrow with a science fair spotlighting the STEM projects that students will engage in as part of the program.
Borough President Adams will also highlight projects throughout Brooklyn in schools ranging from pre-kindergarten to higher education, including public, charter, and private institutions. Joining him will be elected officials, principals, and a number of representatives of close to 150 schools across the borough that will benefit from the budget allocations.
Borough President Adams will present funding recipients with honorary checks with the seal of Brooklyn, as well as an oversized check, made out to “One Brooklyn,” for education.
***PLEASE NOTE: Following press conference remarks outside the school, members of the media are encouraged to go inside to visit the science fair and capture photos of the check presentations.***