Editorial: East Ramapo monitor’s report a call to action
East Ramapo’s state-appointed fiscal monitor Hank Greenberg says any entity would need the power to override, “in real time, unreasonable decisions by the Board and Superintendent.”
Greenberg gave the state Board of Regents a detailed accounting of the multiple levels of dysfunction in the East Ramapo district on Monday. The former federal prosecutor made clear that East Ramapo’s problems are deep, multifaceted and very, very troubling. “At the heart of this district’s problems is a governance problem,” Greenberg told the Regents as he outlined the missteps of the nine-member East Ramapo school board that is dominated by men from the Orthodox and Hasidic community that sends its children to private yeshivas.