Lexington Attends 4201 Schools Advocacy Day

 On Tuesday, March 1st, the 4201 Schools Association hosted Advocacy Day in Albany.  The 11-member 4201 association represents deaf, blind and severely disabled students.  The group gathered in Albany to raise awareness among members of the Legislature and encourage funding parity in the state budget, now and in the future.  The association also requested a one time investment in improvements to aging facilities and grounds to address health and safety issues.

Lexington had the opportunity to meet with many legislators and staff throughout the day.  Discussions were held with the following offices:  Assemblypersons DenDekker, Goldfeder, Nolan, Solages and Weprin; Senators Avella, Gianaris, Peralta and Sanders. Lexington was represented by CEO Donald Galloway; Class President for 2016, Vanessa Hernandez; Class President for 2017, Tionna Diamond; PSA President Suzanne Chen; Athletic Director Danny Gabel and Development Director Cindy Casson.  Interpreting services were provided by Dorothy Corporan-Nieves and Emilia Lorenti-Wann. CEO Galloway, Vanessa Hernandez and Tionna Diamond even had the opportunity to be interviewed by Albany's WNYT Channel 13 news team.