School Superintendent of East Ramapo Plans New Educational initiatives for 2018-2019

School Superintendent of East Ramapo Plans New Educational initiatives for 2018-2019

BY BARRY WARNER School Superintendent Deborah Wortham is knowledgeable of the best practices for maximizing student achievement and is supportive of the teachers in the district. She must listen and take into account differing viewpoints of various constituencies and then make the best educational decisions. “We believe that the initiatives we started in 2016 in […]

Carlucci’s Column: Fighting For Funding For East Ramapo

Carlucci’s Column: Fighting For Funding For East Ramapo

BY SENATOR DAVID CARLUCCI  The East Ramapo Central School District is owed $208,311 in federal funding after an error was admittedly made by the State Education Department (SED) for the 2017-2018 school year. This funding is critical to the largely minority district, which has been suffering financially due to unique circumstances. While we were able […]

Two Towns, Different Counties—Same Agenda?

Two Towns, Different Counties—Same Agenda?

By Kathy Kahn What little is left of the original bucolic Town of Ramapo and its tattered school district, East Ramapo, is a scenario that may be the same fate of a municipality in neighboring Orange County. In 1977, the Town of Monroe permitted an all-Satmar Hasidic Village to be created within the town’s borders, […]

East Ramapo School District to contend with cuts after re-vote again rejects budget

East Ramapo School District to contend with cuts after re-vote again rejects budget

By Kathy Kahn Music for children in elementary and middle school, access to more athletic programs and extracurricular activities and additional staffing have been voted down again in the East Ramapo School District, where more than 25,000 of its students attend private yeshivas, leaving 8 and a half thousand public school students to face more […]

Funding Secured for New Playground at Summit Park Elementary in East Ramapo School District

Funding Secured for New Playground at Summit Park Elementary in East Ramapo School District

From the Office of Senator David Carlucci NEW CITY– As efforts to improve the schools in the East Ramapo District continue, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) announced he has secured $70,000 of State funds to rebuild the playground at Summit Park Elementary School. “Rebuilding the playground at Summit Park Elementary School will help the teachers and […]

ERSD Awards $27 Million Contract To Brega Transport?

ERSD Awards $27 Million Contract To Brega Transport?

FROM RAMAPO WHAT THEY DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW FACEBOOK GROUP Are the taxpayers of East Ramapo less important than the taxpayers of Rockland County? We understand that the East Ramapo School District yesterday awarded a 5 year contract worth upwards of $27 million to Brega Transport. This the same company whose owner is under […]

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