March 10, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand, De Blasio, Jeffries Announce Over $15 Million In Sandy-Relief Funding For Repairs Made To The Louis Marshall School In Brooklyn

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries today announced $15,921,938 in federal funding  for the New York School Construction Authority. The funding is a reimbursement for permanent repairs made to the K276 Louis Marshall School located in Brooklyn. The school incurred damages from Superstorm Sandy.

“There is no better federal investment than one that helps educate students in a safe and learning-friendly environment,” said Senator Schumer. “The Louis Marshall School in Brooklyn was hit hard by Superstorm Sandy and these funds will help reimburse the cost of repairs to this school in a way that does not leave local taxpayers footing the bill.”

“This federal funding helps to cover the cost of repairs, so that our school resources can be directed toward our students instead of Superstorm Sandy,” said Senator Gillibrand. “I will continue to fight for the critical federal relief dollars New Yorkers deserve so that our communities can continue to rebuild.”

"Bringing schools back online after Sandy played a key role in helping kids, families, and neighborhoods recover. Thank you to Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, and Congressman Jeffries for helping to secure funding for those vital repairs at the Louis Marshall School and beyond.  We'll continue to partner as we build back a stronger and more resilient New York City," said Mayor de Blasio.

“The Louis Marshall School was significantly damaged by Superstorm Sandy and the repairs made were both urgent and necessary to continue providing our students with a safe and comfortable learning environment. This funding is crucial for our efforts to serve our students and provide a safe and supportive learning environment. I want to thank Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, Mayor de Blasio and Congressman Jeffries for their outstanding leadership in helping our city and our school system recover from the storm,” said Chancellor Carmen Farina.

New York City School Construction Authority (NYCSCA) is responsible for the management, budgeting, and construction of New York City public schools. This funding is being provided under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Act. This FEMA award provides $15,921,938 in public assistance. The funding is being used for repairs involving the flood damage to the basement of the K276 Louis Marshall School in Brooklyn.  The NYCSCA is using the funding toward contractors for the replacement of two boilers, boiler auxiliary systems, fuel systems and pneumatic controls and reducing pipe insulation.