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County Legislators Support A Monitor For East Ramapo School District

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Rockland County legislators have sent a letter of support to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for proposed legislation concerning the troubled East Ramapo Central School District.

A letter signed by 12 Rockland County legislators voices support of state Senate and Assembly bills introduced in February that, if passed, would authorize the state commissioner of education to appoint a state monitor to oversee the East Ramapo Central School District. The letter credits the sponsors of the bills, Senator David Carlucci and Assemblymember Ellen Jaffee, as well as co-sponsor Assemblymember Kenneth Zebrowski, with designing a plan the county legislators describe as a collaborative partnership between a state-appointed monitor and East Ramapo officials to develop a five-year plan to improve the operation of the district and rebuild trust in the community. Legislature Chairman Alden Wolfe sent his own letter to Governor Cuomo, commended state lawmakers for taking action on the matter.

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