Dear Governor Cuomo; Senators Klein, Skelos, and Carlucci; Speaker Silver and Assembly members Jaffee and Zebrowski; Commissioner King and Chancellor Tisch:
Money will be needed to resolve the problems caused by the East Ramapo school board's actions. That money must come with controls to prevent a repeat of the last eight years.
Fortunately, there is already an existing program that does exactly that. It is called the "Contracts for Excellence" grant program. The Contracts for Excellence (C4E) Program provides additional accountability for increased State Aid for low performing school districts. C4E is a comprehensive approach to targeting fiscal resources to specific allowable programs proven to raise the achievement of the students with the greatest educational need.
I urge you to require East Ramapo to enter into the C4E program. The courtesy of a response is requested.