Power of Ten Update
In This Issue:
1. NYSED asks for Comptroller Audit of East Ramapo
2. NYCLU calls for State Intervention
3. Message from Trustee Anderson
1) NYSED asks for Comptroller Audit of East Ramapo
According to The Journal News, state monitors say the district is as much as $30 million in the red and will not be able to meet payroll expenses for the year.
This apparently caught the monitors by surprise, and was only uncovered by the recently hired interim superintendent.
The monitors are now calling for the state Comptroller to immediately examine the district’s finances.
2) NYCLU calls for State Intervention
The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) is calling on NYSED and Gov. Cuomo to “truly intervene” in East Ramapo.
They call for the state to “remove anyone who failed to meet their educational obligations to students.”
They have developed an online petition.
I STRONGLY URGE ALL READERS – SIGN AND SHARE – THIS IS A CALL TO ACTION!!!
The executive director of NYCLU, and the president of the Spring Valley NAACP, have written a joint op-ed for the Journal News, calling out the school board for enacting “21st-century Jim Crow education” in East Ramapo.
Will NY State continue to ignore the plight of the children in East Ramapo? It’s up to US to demand action! SIGN AND SHARE TODAY!
3) Message from Trustee Anderson
This is just a reminder to all to please tune in on YouTube to the ER School Board Meeting on Tuesday at 7:30pm. I didn’t win a seat on the board, but I did well for Wesley Hills with 759 votes. My not winning will not stop my advocacy for the public school children of ER.
The children of ER need all of our support more than ever. ER is in a severe financial crisis! Dr. Giamartino discovered the problem after using his skill set to examine the books. Dr. G only has been in the position since September 2020. He inherited the mess! The situation is so dire that there isn’t enough money to pay teachers to June. Cuts to layoff 30 teachers have been proposed. Constant voting down school budgets, mishandling of finances, hiring of high price attorneys, not settling voting rights lawsuit and bad decision making are some of the causes that have placed the district in this crisis. A campaign is being launched by NYCLU for community members to write SED Commissioner Rosa, Governor Cuomo, and leaders of the Assembly and Senate requesting immediate State invention.
Please listen in on YouTube to how the board is addressing the problem? Dr. G has the skill set to solve the problem so let us support him. Please listen in to how he would like to solve the problem.