Students Thank Padavan For Pre-K
State Senator Frank Padavan (R–C, Bellerose), a key supporter of pre-kindergarten funding earlier this year, recently visited the Bayside YMCA preschool program to receive thanks from students and staff for his vote on funding pre-K. The Bayside school relies on the money to operate its program. Padavan received a greeting card from the young students. He was feted at the visit by Program Director Lisa Mintz, Executive Director Joseph Min, teachers Ana Brundige and Jamie Kim and students Andrew A., Jawada, Jade B., John C., Hannah H., Matthew H., Darian K., Aaron K., Anthony L., Andy L., Eric L., Dantela N., Helaman S., Vivian S., and Belinda W.