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Statement from Mayor Robert Rolison Regarding the Unexpected Closing of Ridley Lowell Business & Technical Institute

City of Poughkeepsie
New York

 

April 5, 2018

For Immediate Release: (TODAY)
City of Poughkeepsie Mayor
Robert G. Rolison
[email protected]

 

Statement from Mayor Robert Rolison Regarding the Unexpected Closing of Ridley Lowell Business & Technical Institute

 

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – The city has learned today that the Ridley Lowell Business & Technical Institute, a technical and proprietary school located in the City of Poughkeepsie which had been operating since 1998, abruptly shut its doors as of April 4, 2018.

“The sudden closure of Ridley Lowell—apparently without notice to its students, regulatory agencies, and other stakeholders—is very unfortunate,” said Mayor Rob Rolison.

“The City of Poughkeepsie has begun conversations within our community in an effort to provide help and assistance to affected students at this time. We have had discussions with the NYS Department of Education Bureau of Proprietary Services. They have advised us to have students fill out the Complaint form available at City Hall in the City Chamberlain’s Office and online at http://www.acces.nysed.gov/common/acces/files/bpss/complaintform.pdf. Any completed forms dropped off at City Hall will be submitted to the NYS Department of Education.”

For more information, contact:

Mayor’s Office: (845) 451-4073
Kathy Vacca: [email protected]

 

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