Power of Ten Update
In This Issue:
1. East Ramapo Protection Racket
2. School Board Candidates Forum
1) East Ramapo Protection Racket
The East Ramapo school board is attempting to hold the students education budget hostage to providing money for non-mandated busing to non-public schools.
However, Commissioner Elia has been charged by law with ensuring the budget, “to the greatest extent possible, expands educational programming for students”.
The budget contains several important increases for education, including hiring 20 teachers, an increase in support for English language learners, an increase in special education collaborative classes and increases in summer learning and the arts. These are all now in danger because the school board’s extortion tactics.
Read more on LoHud: East Ramapo seeks tax cap override for budget
Your action needed:
Sign this petition to Commissioner Elia, asking her to tell East Ramapo to ensure that all public school programs are fully restored and adequately funded before considering expanding non-mandated services.
2) School Board Candidates Forum
Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 6:30 PM
Louis Kurtz Civic Center, 9 North Main Street Spring Valley
Presented by The Spring Valley NAACP and JAMCCAR, Inc.
Get Involved, Be Engaged, Make a Difference!
For additional information, Contact Co-Chairs -Vivian Street 845-891-3919 or Sonia Tracey 845-222-5973
Spring Valley NAACP Branch Office 845-362-6227