Assemblymember Lavine Secures Grant to Fund Plainview Schools Robotics Program

Plainview, New York – Assemblymember Charles Lavine (D-Plainview) has secured a programmatic funding grant for the Plainview-Old Bethpage School District to fund its robotics program.On Friday (3/4/22), Lavine visited Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School to announce the grant and meet with members of the robotics team, called the ‘POBots.’ The students carried out a full demonstration, explaining how robots are built and operated by students and then used in competitions against other schools.Lavine said he was most impressed with how the students work together – even with other teams during competitions. 

“Public education is the heart and soul of this community,” Lavine said.“It’s critical that we make sensible investments in our communities and funding a program as important as this, which stresses working together, makes me tremendously proud.” 

Photos courtesy of the Office of Assemblymember Charles Lavine