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Panel Urges State Monitor for Troubled N.Y. District

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A committee appointed to study a troubled New York school district is recommending that a state monitor with power to veto the school board's decisions be put in place—a plan unanimously approved by the state board of regents.

The East Ramapo school board is made up mostly of Orthodox Jewish men whose children attend private religious schools. The board has been accused of directing resources to the private schools at the expense of the public schools.

The other recommendations include use of an independent election monitor for school board elections. The state legislature would have to approve the recommendation for a state monitor with veto power.

Vol. 35, Issue 15, Pages 4-5

Published in Print: January 6, 2016, as Panel Urges State Monitor for Troubled N.Y. District
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