Journal News 6/15/16: ERCSD to Have More NYS Aid & Oversight

East Ramapo: Deal reached for monitor, state aid

ALBANY – East Ramapo schools would have greater state oversight of their finances in exchange for a $3 million infusion of state aid as part of legislation expected to be approved this week.

Lawmakers and the school district on Tuesday said the sides are in agreement to pass the bill introduced late Monday that would find a legislative remedy for the troubled district after years of stalemate.

“After almost two years of contentious debate, this bill represents hope for the East Ramapo school district,” said Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski, D-New City. He said the measure offers “hope for meaningful oversight, restored opportunities and a future where both sides can come together for the best interests of the kids.”

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