East Ramapo Board President Speaks About Oversight Bill

East Ramapo School Board President Yehuda Weissmandl spoke on Wednesday, urging both sides in the controversial East Ramapo oversight issue, to compromise with eachother. The board official stated that though the East Ramapo bill that would have appointed a monitor who could veto decisions failed to pass the Senate, he believed that Senator David Carlucci’s most recent bill was a good compromise and expressed his disappointment that it was not voted on. Earlier this week Senator Carlucci wrote a letter to the State Education Department asking for more involvement with the district. He is not the first state official to speak out following the failed bills, New York Regents Chancellor Meryll Tisch stated that she believes Superintendent of East Ramapo Schools Joel Klein needs to resign or be removed from the position as a first step to recovery. On Wednesday Weissmandl stated that it is time for both sides to sit and have a discussion for the betterment of the district. The district also announced that they will be increasing high school classes from 25 to 18 students, paying teachers who agree $12 more a day, per student, per period.

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