Lohud.com: East Ramapo wants State to help its Children

 

Editorial: State must help East Ramapo kids

  Mar. 15, 2013

 East Ramapo school board attorney Albert D'Agostino, far right, covers a microphone while conferring with board members Yehuda Weissmandl, left, and Yonah Rothman during a July 10, 2012, reorganization meeting at district headquarters in Chestnut Ridge.
East Ramapo school board attorney Albert D’Agostino, far right, covers a microphone while conferring with board members Yehuda Weissmandl, left, and Yonah Rothman during a July 10, 2012, reorganization meeting at district headquarters in Chestnut Ridge. / Peter Carr/The Journal News
Written by| A Journal News editorial
East Ramapo school district’s sinking fiscal situation and declining public educational offerings have spurred various calls for action. The local NAACP wants the governor to get involved. The state education commissioner wants legislation allowing the Board of Regents to intervene in school districts that are in academic or fiscal distress, or, in the case of East Ramapo, both.