East Ramapo Oversight Bill Approved by Assembly

According to state officials the New York State Assembly approved the controversial East Ramapo oversight bill on Thursday. In February following a report submitted by a temporary appointed fiscal monitor, Senator David Carlucci, Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski, and Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee wrote and presented the legislation that would allow a permanent state monitor to veto decisions made by the school board, especially in regards to fiscal matters and friction between residents and officials about public and private school funding. Many Republicans in the state Legislature, as well as the East Ramapo school board have expressed opposition to the bill and fear that it could lead to further restrictions on decision making for officials throughout New York, stating that it takes away power from elected board members. With the bill now approved by the Assembly it will have the chance to move on to Senate, if officials approve a vote. Those in support of the bill are attempting to work with opposition to move forward with the vote, many stating that it looks hopeful, and the oversight is needed to ensure that each student gets a fair education.

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