Power of Ten Update

Special Edition: Urgent Action Needed

In a previous update, it was reported that NYSED found the East Ramapo district to be in violation of regulations pertaining to placement of special education students.
A new law has been proposed which would allow the district to make these placements at taxpayer expense.  Only governor Cuomo can stop this bill from becoming law.
Please call Governor Cuomo’s office this week!

Call 518-474-8390 then ext 2. and leave a voice message:

I am (your name), live at (address and county) … I urge Governor Cuomo to to VETO S7722 (SAY THIS NUMBER!!!) – “special education placement bill”.  The bill DOES NOT protect special education children.  The bill favors religious groups over everyone else. The bill will cost public school districts hundreds of thousands of dollars and will create a segregated school system using taxpayer money.

Please also send a letter to the Governor: http://www.governor.ny.gov/ContacttheGovernor
An excellent example of a letter on this subject is available at: http://www.lohud.com/article/20120711/OPINION/307110024/Special-ed-bill-will-damage-districts
These sources will provide ample information to compose a letter to the governor:
The Rockland County Legislature has refused to take up this issue:
Full coverage of the action in the legislature is available at: http://www.preserveramapo.org/Preserve%20Ramapo%202012/county_legislators_turn_their_ba.htm
The issue was also discussed extensively on the East Ramapo Underground radio show:

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