A proposal from PS 198 and PS 77 has been included in this year’s Participatory Budget vote by Council Member Ben Kallos’ office.
Now we just need YOU to cast your vote so that our schools can gain the votes needed to win!
Each year, a select number of proposals for Capital Improvements (to pay for physical infrastructure projects only – such as improvements to school buildings) are placed on the Participatory Budget ballot which is then open to community voting.
Our proposal is for PS 198 and PS 77 to receive funding for a very necessary HVAC cooling system in our building.  Due to the age of our school building and the limited use of window AC units, areas of our school such as the cafeteria and auditorium become very heated during warm weather months, reducing the air quality and safety for our children and staff.  The HVAC proposal is an important next step to making our building comfortable and safe for all members who use our school building.
Please cast your vote and encourage EVERYONE YOU KNOW in the community to vote for PS 198 as well!
WHO CAN VOTE:  Residents in District 5
  • Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 7:30-10:00 am at PS 198
  • Thursday, March 31, 2016, 4:00-7:00 pm at E. 96th St. subway station
  • A picture ID showing address (Drivers license, NYCID card, passport, etc.)
If any of these voting times/locations are inconvenient or inaccessible, or if you will be out of town, you can request an absentee ballot to vote by mail by calling Ben Kallos’ office or at their website,