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Nyack Schools to Receive $50,000 Gift

Funds presented by Inspire Nyack Foundation, to be used for science curriculum

Nyack Schools are set to receive a $50,000 gift to be used toward science classes and lessons.

The money is being gifted by The Foundation to Inspire Excellence in Nyack Schools, a local non-profit organization that aims to promote positive change and progress in the district. In the past, funds raised by the Foundation have been used to institute a robotics curriculum in the elementary and middle schools, and to jump-start research programs.

The check will be presented at the Feb. 28 school board meeting at the Valley Cottage School, and will bring the Foundation's donations to a total of more than $200,000 over the past five years.

It's tied to this year's "Inspire Nyack Day," a Feb. 10 program in the elementary and middle schools that celebrates Thomas Alva Edison's birthday and, "explores the positives and negatives of static electricity, the sub-zero temperatures of liquid nitrogen, the states of matter and the immense pressure of air," school officials said.

The non-profit's primary fundraising event is , slated for March 10 at .

Rick Worthington February 02, 2012 at 05:27 PM
Yeah! This is great! i hope they end up paying their substitute teachers more.
Scott Walters February 02, 2012 at 05:38 PM
I'm glad to see one district that has an active education foundation. Nanuet's is a certified JOKE!
William Demarest February 02, 2012 at 08:24 PM
Question: What can the community do to help bolster the efforts of education foundations, such as in Nyack, Clarkstown and Nanuet? What would you suggest?
ofnyack February 03, 2012 at 02:59 AM
So are the individuals that support "Inspire Nyack" still sitting on the Board of Education?
Lori February 03, 2012 at 07:53 PM
So what if they are on the board, what would the problem be? Them going above and beyond to support our children? I don't understand your comment????

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