Rocklanders yesterday voted in their school district elections and all budgets passed except for East Ramapo, which was turned down by just 45 votes, according to unofficial results. A school spokesman says the Board of Education and administration will make a decision in the coming days to move to a re-vote or adopt a contingency spending plan. Budgets were approved in Clarkstown, Nanuet, North Rockland, Nyack, Pearl River, Suffern Central and South Orangetown easily passed.
Propositions covering Capital Reserve Funds easily passed in Nyack, Suffern, Clarkstown, North Rockland and Pearl River. Voters also overwhelmingly approved the Pearl River Public Library Capital Bond.
Board of Education seats were also up for grabs. Clarkstown incumbents David Gosman and Zizette Deutsch were re-elected. In East Ramapo, Sherry McGill was re-elected in Ward 3, Simon Koth was re-elected in Ward 5, and Moshe Samuel Feder was elected in Ward 8. Nanuet returned incumbents Lynn Fahmi, Edward Dingman and Anne Byrne for three-year terms while in North Rockland, Deborah Gatti, James Kraus and Peggy Zugibie were selected. In Nyack, Jessica Goodman, Jennifer Marraccino and Benny Vazquez were elected to three-year terms. In Pearl River, Dr. Kathleen Ann Kelley took a seat. In South Orangetown, Katie Gravino and Diana Korabel won. Suffern Central voters chose Thomas Donnolly and Paul Shapiro.