New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

Petition for Gym at Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt High School Basketball Team

Following Mayor Bill de Blasio announcing “Physical Education for All," students at Eleanor Roosevelt High School took the opportunity at a town hall with the Mayor early last year to request they too be included and receive a space for a gym.

Many of the schools in my council district do not have an appropriate gymnasium and make do with dance studios, converted class rooms, and using cafeterias or auditorium for physical fitness. As reported by Our Town, I have brokered public-private partnerships such as with the Spence School to provide daytime access to public school students at their new field house. 

We petition the Mayor, the Department of Education and the School Construction Authority to build Eleanor Roosevelt High School a gymnasium.

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