Rochester, NY -- Mayor Lovely Warren, state Senator Joe Robach and Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle have issued a joint statement announcing a deal on the inclusion of additional amendments to state legislation authorizing Phase II of the city's school modernization program.

The three leaders say the amendments incorporate several changes pushed by Mayor Warren, including reinstating the independent compliance officer as a non-voting member of the governing board, and making submission of false reports to the board a crime. The mayor will also be able to approve the contract for the program manager.

The agreement sets the stage for approval this week in Albany of the $435 million school modernization package.