The 2020 Farmingdale LAC during their trip to Albany
On Tuesday, March 3, 2020, members of Farmingdale’s Legislative Action Committee (LAC) traveled to the New York State Capitol in Albany to present their 2019-2020 legislative proposals and to discuss the impact of pending and future legislation on public schools.
The LAC committee—made up of students, teachers, administrators, staff, parents, and Farmingdale Board of Education Trustee Kathy Lively—took a guided tour of the Capitol and saw the chambers where their state government convenes. The group split into three teams to meet with a total of five legislators: Senator John Brooks, Assemblyman Steve Stern, Assemblyman John Mikulin, Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre, and Senator Shelley Mayer, Chair of the Committee on Education.
“The trip to Albany was full of laughs, important dialogue on future direction, and most importantly, a continued recognition and gratitude for the wonderful school and community we serve,” said Assistant Superintendent for Innovation and Organizational Development Dr. William Brennan.
Students knocked on the doors of over fifteen legislative offices to distribute Farmingdale proposals and to lobby for the urgent need for sustainable and predictable school funding, school safety, mental health and wellness resources, and an increase in support for the needs of a shifting student population.