Politico 6/10/16: Plan for More NYS Oversight of ERCSD But No Veto Power

Compromise near on East Ramapo schools deal

Oversight would increase, but no veto power over board

ALBANY — Legislative leaders are nearing an agreement that would increase oversight over Rockland County’s troubled East Ramapo schools and provide $5 million a year to restore programs, but it does not include veto power over the school board, Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski told POLITICO New York.

“At some point I think it was incumbent upon us to try to find a compromise between both sides, given that we have kids in these classrooms that aren’t going to get a second chance,” the Rockland County Democrat said.

 The deal includes providing increased oversight power to not only the team monitoring the district, but also to state education commissioner Mary Ellen Elia.
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