EAST ELMHURST — Nearly 20 schools will receive a portion of $2.4 million in funds from Councilman Danny Dromm that will help pay for security cameras, new AV equipment and more.
The funds — which are going to elementary, middle and high schools in Jackson Heights, Elmhurst and East Elmhurst — are from Dromm's capital funds.
It will help pay for improvements that include security camera installations, library upgrades, playground repairs, audio/visual equipment and new electrical wiring.
Dromm, a former teacher, also used his discretionary funds for other educational initiatives across the district.
He gave $5,000 to District 30 for parent workshops, $40,000 for after-school programs at the Renaissance Charter School and $25,000 to fund LGBT services in city schools.
“Our kids get one chance at a quality education," he said in a statement. "These funds will ensure that our children have access to safe schools and the updated technology they need to be successful."
Here is the list of schools receiving funds:
►P.S. 7, P.S. 13, P.S. 23, P.S. 69, P.S. 89, P.S. 102, P.S. 148, P.S. 149, P.S. 211, P.S. 212, P.S. 255, P.S. 280
► Intermediate Schools 230, 145, and 5
► Pan American International High School, John F. Kennedy, Jr. High School, Newtown High School, and the International High School for Health Sciences.