Power of Ten Update
In this Issue:
- Rally on Tuesday
- Fundraiser March 30th
- State Continues Probe of East Ramapo Finances
- Report from the Feb 28 board meeting
1) Rally on Tuesday
There will be a rally before the school board meeting on Tuesday to protest the change in the graduation date and location. HS Seniors are calling the rally: “Come show your support and help us fix our graduation! If we don’t fight back we’ll never win! Wear your SENIOR shirts or BLACK and be ready to protest. UNDERCLASSMEN & PARENTS ARE INVITED TO JOIN IN.”
Tuesday, March 5 at 6:00 PM at ERCSD District offices, 105 S. Madison Ave, Spring Valley (The board meeting is scheduled for 6:30)
2) March 30th Fundraiser for Advocates for Justice:
Join the “Save Our Schools Coalition” for a fundraising event celebrating our fantastic students, and helping Advocates for Justice fight for civil rights and equality for East Ramapo. It will be a fun afternoon of auctioneering, guest speakers, food/beverages and musical entertainment. Suggested Donation is $50.00. Donations to Advocates for Justice are tax deductible.
3) State Continues Probe of East Ramapo Finances:
On February 14, NY State responded to Supt. Klein’s accounting of finances saying they were “technically incomplete in several areas including the budget status report, policies and procedures to oversee the budget, budget transfers,and accumulated deficits for prior years.”
News Coverage of the exchange:
Journal News: East Ramapo: State seeks rare meeting over finances
4) Report from the Feb 28 board meeting:
By Carole Anderson-
Last night’s meeting was quite interesting. The board interviewed five of the candidates seeking Price’s and Young-Mercer’s seats on the board. There were three Orthodox males, one Hasidic male, and one non Jewish male. Each board member was given an opportunity to ask the candidates a question. Only Schwartz and Rothman asked questions. This was the first time that candidates were interviewed in public.
Steven Price received a letter from the Attorney General Schneiderman requesting his appearance before a committee. Price requested to be represented by an attorney paid for by the board. Schwartz tried to find ways to not pay for Price’s attorney, but the board’s attorney told Schwartz that Price did everything correctly. The next board meeting will be on March 5th where they will interview the remaining candidates.
Justice is coming to East Ramapo … and WE can make it happen!