Area Budget Forum Hears Concerns Over East Ramapo School District

Area state senators hosted a virtual Budget Forum regarding the upcoming state budget earlier this month. Co-chair of the Spring Valley NAACP education committee, Dr. Oscar Cohen, slammed the East Ramapo school district and said attempts by the state to intervene in the white-majority run school board have come up short…

Dr. Cohen suggested reform is needed to help protect the students in the district. It was announced earlier this month that 32 employees will be laid off and classes combined, due to state aid losses, contingency budget issues, and millions of dollars spent on the NAACP litigation seeking a ward system of voting. Rockland state senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick says it’s unfortunate it came down to such expensive litigation…

It’s not clear when the cuts will happen, but Reichlin-Melnick says he’s hopeful there won’t be cuts to education in the next state budget.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

Please click on the image below to view all snow closings for Rockland County.