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Assemb. GOP members to rally for more school aid

Members of Long Island’s Assembly Republican delegation have planned a public rally with parents and teachers at Walt Whitman High School in Huntington Station at 10:30 a.m. Monday, along with school superintendents' and school board associations. They are calling on  Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to "give Long Island students their fare share of school aid."

The delegation seeks to send the message that Long Island students will "no longer tolerate a disproportionate share of education funds," according to an announcement from the Assembly's GOP minority. Among those listed to take part are:

Chad Lupinacci (R,C,I,WF-Huntington Station), Andrew Raia (R,C,I-East Northport), Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown),Al Graf (R,C,I-Holbrook), Andrew Garbarino (R,C,I-Sayville), Joseph Saladino (R,C,I-Massapequa), Michael Montesano (R,C,I Glen Head) Edward Ra (R,C,I-Franklin Square), Daniel Losquadro (R,C,I-Shoreham) Brian Curran (R,C,I-Lynbrook) James McKenna, President, Suffolk School Superintendents Association, James March, President, Nassau-Suffolk School Boards Association, Gary Bixhorn, CEO, Eastern Suffolk BOCES,  James Nolan, superintendent, Sachem Central School District, Al Groveman, Superintendent, Connetquot School District, David Bennardo, Superintendent, South Huntington School District and  PTA presidents and  board members of the South Huntington School District, as well as "concerned parents."

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