Power of Ten Update
Special Edition: Rally to Count Every Child
Hundreds of students in East Ramapo are ‘unaccounted for’.
As reported by Sarah Wallace on NBC News, one of these students was the victim of horrific abuse during the period the child was absent and unaccounted for by the district.
Now, multiple community organizations from around Rockland and beyond are holding a rally calling for the district to prioritize accounting for all children.
Please join them!
Where: East Ramapo District Offices
105 S. Madison Ave, Spring Valley
When: Tuesday May 25 at 7:00 PM
Please RSVP that you are coming on the FaceBook Event Page
A letter asking East Ramapo to “prioritize locating and re-integrating every student who has been missing” was sent to the school board with copies to the Commissioner of Education and NY State elected officials.
This letter was signed by:
Union de Padres
Rockland Immigration Coalition
Rockland Coalition to End the New Jim Crow
Filipinx Solidarity Collective
Tender Steps of New York
The Healing Station
Spring Valley NAACP Young Adult Committee
New York Civil Liberties Union
Voices of Rockland
Hazel N. Dukes, President of the New York State Conference of the NAACP
All of the signers and the organizers of the rally deserve our sincere respect and thanks!
Action you can take NOW: Send an email to the school board c/o the District Clerk – firstname.lastname@example.org (PLEASE COPY the NYS Monitor – Denise.Lowe@nysed.gov and email@example.com) asking that East Ramapo prioritize locating and re-integrating every student who has been missing from school. State whether you would like your letter to be read at the board meeting. If you can’t come to the rally in person, watch the school board meeting online at www.ercsd.org – click on “District Clerk Announcements” for the link.