Rockland Legislatures Show Support for East Ramapo Bill

On Tuesday Rockland County Legislators expressed their support for a bill that would allow the state to appoint a permanent monitor for the East Ramapo School District. In a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo signed by twelve members of the Legislature, asked the Governor to pass the oversight bill that was presented by Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski, Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee, and Senator David Carlucci. It was based off a report submitted by the fiscal monitor Hank Greenburg, which stated that the East Ramapo School Board was misguided when it came to finances. Many supporters of the bill have stated their belief that the board favors private schools in the district, providing them with funding and transportation over the Public School Students. Not everyone is in favor of oversight for the district, there are also residents and officials that are against the passage of the bill, Legislator Aron Wieder is openly opposed to the bill, stating to WRCR on Thursday morning that it is taking advantage of the position given to board members by the Democratic process of election. The bill would allow a monitor to override decisions made by the board, and would require a five-year improvement plan instituted. The letter follows the delivery of a petition to the Governor’s Office with more than 3,100 signatures, urging the passage of the Legislation.

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