Letter 2/12/15 from Malatras to Chancellor Tisch re: the Receivership Model for Schools

On Feb 12/ 15, Jim Malatras, NYS Director of State Operations, sent a letter to Chancellor Tisch requesting that a study be done of the receivership model for troubled public schools that has been successful in Massachusetts.     Read the letter…

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NYS Bill 2/18/15: To Appoint Fiscal Monitor for E. Ramapo School District

On Feb. 18/15, a bill was presented to NYS legislature requesting the appointment of a fiscal monitor over the decisions and actions of the E. Ramapo School District.  This bill follows on Hank Greenberg’s report recommending such oversight of the ERCSD.      Read the bill…

Buffalo News 2/12/15: Cuomo Wants Study of School Receivership Model

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s actions may have a strong impact on the Buffalo Public Schools.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s actions may have a strong impact on the Buffalo Public Schools. Derek Gee/Buffalo News

on February 13, 2015
 

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo appears to be taking his first concrete step toward having independent school czars take over long-struggling public schools and school districts by asking the state Education Department to research how well such a model is working in Massachusetts.      Read more…

 

Journal News: Cuomo Announces Legislation for E. Ramapo Oversight by June

Cuomo: East Ramapo oversight bill expected by June

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday that he expects the state Legislature to pass an oversight bill for the East Ramapo school district sometime between April and June.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday that he expects the state Legislature to pass an oversight bill for the East Ramapo school district sometime between April and June.     Read more…

Journal News 1-25-15: E. Ramapo Needs State Oversight Now

View: East Ramapo needs oversight now

Two dozen community leaders and students call for state oversight of the East Ramapo schools, including the power to veto school board decisions. The state Legislature must act, they say.

We are students, parents, alumni, taxpayers, teachers, former staff and school board members. We are Latino, African-American, Caribbean-American, Asian-American, white, Jewish, Christian and Muslim. We are Republicans, Democrats and Independents.    Read more…

Journal News 1-15-15: E. Ramapo Protests Second Sale of Hisllcrest

E. Ramapo parents challenge 2nd Hillcrest sale

Petition cites sale price, growing public school enrollment, alleged favoritism to ultra-Orthodox

Parent activists are calling on the state education commissioner to cancel the sale of an East Ramapo school building to an ultra-Orthodox Jewish congregation and remove all nine members of the Board of Education.    Read more…