Monday, December 21, 2015

New York City Will Reimburse Private Religious Schools For Security Guards

The Forward last week reported that New York's City Council earlier this month passed legislation to reimburse all nonpublic schools with 300 or more students for unarmed security guards they hire.  The number of guards tor which they will be entitled to reimbursement depends on the size of the school.  Guards must be hired from a list of firms approved by the city, and they must be paid a prevailing wage.  This is part of a growing list of non-religious items  for which religiously affiliated private schools can obtain government funds.  The City will spend up to $19.8 million on the guards in the first year of the program.