LI School Gets Renamed For Former Student Paterson

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — He’ll soon be out of office, but at least one Long Island school will always remember Gov. David Paterson.

Fulton Elementary School in Hempstead is getting renamed in honor of Paterson, who was a student there.

Officials voted to make the change on Thursday, and announced it Saturday at a festival that Paterson attended. The renaming will take effect in September.

A governor’s aide told Newsday it’s believed to be the first school named after Paterson.

Paterson’s term ends Dec. 31.
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  • cleanupnynow

    Why would any school be named after this failed governor.

    Paterson has simply been a joke of a governor. He simply has no ability to govern. In fact, “The Democratic Conference: Organizational and Operational Structure Report” is an eyewitness account of Paterson’s DYSFUNCTIONAL governing nature while Senate Minority Leader.

    Paterson’s office was criticized for PATRONAGE, LACK OF LEADERSHIP, INDECISIVENESS and INFIGHTING, in other words the office was a ZOO. Those interviewed in the report indicated that its chief of staff the disorganized Michael Jones-Bey had no management skills, was neglectful in his duties – often boozing it up with staff and coming to the office with a hangover – and should be relieved of his position.

    Amazingly, for running such a DYSFUNCTIONAL CHAOTIC office, the disorganized Michael Jones-Bey was picked by Paterson to mismanage the MWBE program at Empire State Development Corporation.

    That is the Paterson way – being rewarded for your incompetence.

  • aldous huxley

    Nice. You can be a total failure of a governor and still get a school named after you. See kids, it’s OK to fail :D

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