Legislature Votes for School Monitor

NEW CITY – The Rockland Legislature has voted to support the placement of a monitor with veto power in the East Ramapo school district. Legislator Harriet D. Cornell (D-West Nyack) said, “The time to act is now.” She went on to say, ‘The strong belief is that this monitor will assist the school board in improving finances, increasing academic opportunities for students, educating English language learners, and improving school board governance practices generally.” Legislator Nancy Low-Hogan (D – South Nyack) said the resolution serves as a public statement about where legislators stand on the issue of a full education for all Rockland County children.   Low-Hogan stated, “This resolution is a clear, straightforward, unequivocal statement on behalf of this body to the decision makers in Albany about how we feel about a school district in our county.” The resolution also specifically called upon State Senator John J. Flanagan, the Temporary President and Majority Leader of the Senate, and Senator Carl L. Marcellino, the Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, to back the monitor with veto power. Both have publicly stated they do not support such action. They can block the issue from making it to the Senate floor for a vote.

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