NYS Legislature Passes Bill For East Ramapo School District

Jun 17, 2016

The New York state legislature Thursday passed a bill concerning the troubled East Ramapo School District in Rockland County.

The Senate and Assembly passed the bill that had been introduced Monday after lawmakers and the East Ramapo School Board agreed on measures to be contained in the legislation, which sends $3 million to the district to restore student programs. Independent Democrat David Carlucci, who introduced the bill in the Senate, says the legislation will allow for public feedback in future funding projects, budgetary oversight provided by the Commissioner of Education and the continuation of appointed monitors on the ground in the district. The legislation, which now awaits Governor Andrew Cuomo’s signature, would be in effect for one year.