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Council Member Ung announces $4.5 million in funding to help improve local schools

Oct. 19, 2023 By Rachel Butler

Queens Council Member Sandra Ung recently visited P.S. 162 in Fresh Meadows to attend the school’s first assembly of the year, during which she announced that she has successfully secured $162,000 in this year’s budget, which will be used for technology upgrades at the school.

In the Fiscal Year 2024 budget, Ung secured more than $4.5 million for schools in her district, which includes the neighborhoods of Flushing, Mitchell-Linden, Murray Hill, Queensboro Hill and Fresh Meadows.

“I can think of no better way to invest in the future of our community and the rest of New York City than by investing in our children’s education,” said Ung. “These boys and girls are the future leaders of this city, and we need to ensure that they have the tools to succeed. I am proud that during my first two years in office I have been able to deliver over $9.5 million to District 20 schools.”

During a visit to P.S. 214, Council Member Sandra Ung announced a total of $500,000 in funding for much-needed renovations to the school’s auditorium and playground. Photo courtesy of Ung’s office

Council Member Sandra Ung visited her alma mater, P.S. 22, to announce $350,000 in funding for technology upgrades at the school. Photo courtesy of Ung’s office

Ung has been visiting a number of schools in her district over the past two weeks to announce the budget allocations. 

Various amounts have been allocated to schools for things such as iPads, security cameras, school yard improvements, gym renovations and auditorium renovations.

Council Member Sandra Ung presented a check for $425,000 to Principal Robert Groff of P.S. 244 to renovate the gym and upgrade the school’s technology. Photo courtesy of Ung’s office

A full list of the funding allocations can be found below:

  • $500,000 for P.S. 20 (Security Cameras)
  • $350,000 for P.S. 22 (Tech Upgrades/STEAM Programs)
  • $577,000 for P.S. 24 (Auditorium Renovations)
  • $88,000 for P.S. 120 (iPad Carts)
  • $158,000 for P.S. 162 (Technology Upgrades)
  • $50,000 for P.S. 163 (Gym Renovations)
  • $500,000 for P.S. 214 (Auditorium/Playground Renovations)
  • $310,000 for P.S. 242 (New Flooring/Technology Upgrades)
  • $425,000 for P.S. 244 (Gym Renovations/Technology Upgrades)
  • $750,000 for P177 (Schoolyard Improvements)
  • $705,000 for JHS 189 (Auditorium Renovations)

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