The defendants are seeking to appeal the decision of Judge Seibel that the plaintiffs have standing to bring the lawsuit. The plaintiffs’ answer to the petitions is found below.
The Assistant Secretary of Education put out a letter on October 1/ 14 describing the inequality of education that Black and White students currently receive in the US. Here is the letter.
East Ramapo: Compliance on immigrant rights questioned
The former federal prosecutor who is monitoring East Ramapo schools questioned the district’s “understanding of and compliance with” the law governing immigrant students’ educational rights in a letter to the superintendent last month.
Editorial: Ramapo’s appeal shakes voter faith
Ramapo’s Town Board should stop its appeal of a state Supreme Court judge’s do-over order.
The Ramapo Town Board had the opportunity to help clean up an election mess left by the town clerk’s mistakes, save the town money and finally instill some faith in the democratic process. Instead, by a 5-0 vote, the Town Board added insult to injury and blocked any hope that a quick resolution,
East Ramapo hires Albany lobbying firm for PR
The East Ramapo school district is on track to spend at least $49,000 this year on an influential lobbying firm and longtime Albany insider tasked with bolstering the troubled school board’s image and leading its campaign to convince the state to increase its education aid.
Judge orders Ramapo referendum votes impounded
As Ramapo residents flocked to the polls to vote on election districts and adding two council seats Tuesday, there was some confusion on who could vote. At some polling places, Ramapo poll watchers were not aware that all residents could vote.
RAMAPO – After 16 chaotic hours marked by confusion and allegations of fraud, polls for the referendums that could change the size and makeup of the Town Board closed Tuesday night but the outcome won’t be available until at least Oct. 10. Read more…