Statement from 4201 Schools Association Co-Chair Bernadette Kappen: “The 4201 Schools Association, which represents 11 schools across the state serving children who are deaf, blind, and severely physically disabled, extends our sincere appreciation to Education Committee Chairs Senator Mayer and Assemblyman Benedetto for their steadfast commitment to supporting the success of our students. Both the Senate and Assembly one-house budgets include investments that will support our efforts to continue to provide a high-quality and fully accessible education to the children we serve. We look forward to working together with the Senate, Assembly, and Executive to ensure funding for our workforce, academic programs, and capital projects, along with the authority to retain a fund balance all end up in the final enacted budget.”

The 4201 Schools Association represents 11 schools located in Erie, Monroe, Westchester, Bronx, Kings, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk counties. The schools support nearly 1,400 students who are blind, deaf, and severely physically disabled from across New York State, and are nationally recognized for their expertise and achievement. Learn more at, and @4201Schools on Twitter and Facebook.