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The Rockland County Health Department is alerting residents of potential coronavirus exposure in the East Ramapo School District. As of Tuesday afternoon, county officials say Rockland has six positive cases of COVID-19.

New York state Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia welcomed back students, teachers and administrators this week in a number of school districts, including East Ramapo in Rockland County.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Tuesday announced $35 million in funding available for high-need school districts across the state to establish after-school programs. And there are seven districts in the Hudson Valley eligible to apply.

Voters Approve Capital Bond For East Ramapo Schools

Dec 7, 2016
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Voters in the troubled East Ramapo School District in Rockland County Tuesday approved a capital bond. They also approved the district’s borrowing money for window and door improvements at two elementary schools.

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The New York state Education Commissioner Monday announced the appointment of a monitor for the troubled East Ramapo School District in Rockland County. Tuesday, they held a series of meetings in Rockland in what participants describe as a positive and encouraging step forward.

An audit from the New York state comptroller finds the East Ramapo Central School District continues to face significant fiscal stress.

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

The FBI conducted raids Wednesday in Rockland County’s Ramapo and Orange County’s Kiryas Joel to see if millions of federal dollars earmarked for technology in religious schools were misused. Now a state senator from the region is calling on congressional representatives to get involved.

The New York state education commissioner visited the troubled East Ramapo School District in Rockland County earlier this week. Commissioner MaryEllen Elia says she spent Wednesday alongside the interim superintendent and school board chair.

“And I went into multiple classrooms, talks to a number of teachers,” says Elia. “And we still have issues in East Ramapo and the state Ed Department is committed to addressing those issues. And I think we need to work out how we can do that and support the students of that area.”

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The East Ramapo Central School District is the only one in the Mid-Hudson classified by the state comptroller’s office as being in “significant fiscal stress” and the state senator representing the area said something must be done about it.

State Names Monitor For East Ramapo School District

Aug 14, 2015

Former New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott has been appointed monitor for an unusual suburban school district where there's a bitter battle over control. 

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The New York Assembly has approved a bill that would install a state monitor at the troubled East Ramapo school district.

East Ramapo School Officials Warn Of A Hoax Letter

May 5, 2015

The clerk for the East Ramapo Central School district in Rockland County is warning of a hoax letter.

Several Rockland County residents plan to head to Albany Tuesday for an advocacy day. They want to urge legislators to pass an oversight bill for the East Ramapo School District.

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The Rockland County executive headed to Albany this week for a meeting with the New York state Senate majority leader and two other senators. His trip was to voice support for proposed legislation to provide state oversight of the troubled East Ramapo Central School District.

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.

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Three New York lawmakers have introduced a bill to appoint a state monitor to the troubled East Ramapo School District in Rockland County. The move comes in response to recommendations issued by a state-appointed fiscal monitor.

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Three New York lawmakers have introduced a bill to appoint a state monitor to the East Ramapo School District in Rockland County. The move comes in response to recommendations issued by a state-appointed fiscal monitor in November.

A state-appointed fiscal monitor has made a number of recommendations concerning a beleaguered school district in Rockland County. He is recommending state oversight of the school board, and state lawmakers were meeting this afternoon to discuss how to craft legislation to make it happen.