Power of Ten Update
In this Issue:
- Court Appearance New Date
- Online Petition Takes Off Fast!
- Campaign for May 21 Trustee Election Begins Saturday
- Board President Quits
- Homework help now available at School Board Meetings
- Message from the editor
1) Federal Civil Rights Court Date DELAYED:
OUR DAY IN COURT HAS BEEN DELAYED AGAIN:
New Date: May 2 at 3:00 PM
Federal Courthouse Room 421 – Judge George Yanthis
300 Quarropas Street White Plains, NY
2) Save East Ramapo Petition has 1,155 signatures
Thank you to all who have signed the petition for the “Save East Ramapo” bill. This bill gives the NYS Commissioner of Education more power to intervene in East Ramapo.
This petition is open to all people, regardless of your age, residency status, or where you live, so please invite all your friends far and near.
3) Campaign for May 21 Trustee Election Begins Saturday
This year’s election campaign will kick off on Saturday. We will meet in the parking lot in front of the Bravo Supermarket in Hillcrest and immediately begin canvassing neighborhoods. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. Our candidates this year are Margaret Tuck, Eustache Clerveaux, and Robert Forrest.
Where: Parking lot at Bravo Supermarket, 289 North Main Street in Hillcrest
When: Saturday, April 27 at 12:00 Noon
4) Board President Quits
Newsday Article: Daniel Schwartz, East Ramapo school board president, quits
Lohud Article: East Ramapo board chief Schwartz resigns
5) Child Care now available at School Board Meetings
The PTA is now providing child care and homework help at school board meetings to make it easier for parents to attend.
The next school board meeting is May 7 at 7:30 PM
105 S. Madison Ave, Spring Valley
Thanks to many who came out to the last school board meeting. For those who could not make it, highlights are available as always at www.youtube.com/luckylouproduction
6) Message from the editor:
Are you aware that the infamous attorney for East Ramapo, Albert D’Agostino, verbally abused a student, in front of multiple witnesses, at a school board meeting? NO EMPLOYEE of ERCSD should be allowed to VERBALLY ABUSE a student and get away with it! We have ZERO tolerance for students who are BULLIES and we will have ZERO TOLERANCE for ADULTS WHO BULLY STUDENTS! It is unacceptable and unprofessional and students are demanding that the ERCSD Lawyer be FIRED.
The East Ramapo School Board has now had 5 presidents in 4 years. Two have resigned while in office. Meanwhile two board members are not running for re-election this year. I believe these developments are the result of the public spotlight which has been put on their actions by the major media, by Advocates for Justice, and by YOU, the reader. Keep up the good work!
Justice is coming to East Ramapo … and WE can make it happen!