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Albany, NY - Bill Imposing Monitor On East Ramapo School District Pass NY Assembly

Published on: June 11, 2015 03:10 PM
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Albany, NY - A controversial bill calling for the appointment of a state appointed fiscal monitor in the East Ramapo School District has passed the New York State Assembly by a vote of 80 to 56.

As previously reported on VIN News, the bill was introduced by Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee of Suffern in an attempt to monitor decisions made by the school board, all of whom are private school parents and have been charged with neglecting the needs of the district’s public school students.

The Assembly bill, A5355, had 23 cosponsors and an additional nine multi sponsors and also called for a five year improvement plan to be drafted for the embattled district, where yeshiva students outnumber their private school counterparts by a ratio of three to one. Supporters hope that an identical bill will pass the Senate before the current session ends on June 17th.

Opponents of the bill charged that it effectively undermined the entire democratic process by overturning the rule of a board that was fairly elected by a majority of voters in the district.

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The plan also called for a five year improvement plan to be drafted for the embattled district, where yeshiva students outnumber their private school counterparts by a ratio of three to one.

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo indicated last week that he supports the bill.


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 Jun 11, 2015 at 04:01 PM yonasonw Says:

Such helige, frum people, these school board members...and all those who support them. Embarrassing.

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 Jun 11, 2015 at 04:01 PM ALTERG Says:

Sad day for jews in east ramapo district

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 Jun 11, 2015 at 04:49 PM wow-wee Says:

Proof that democracy is a sham, and that Anti-Semitisism is alive and strong in NYS

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 Jun 11, 2015 at 03:37 PM lavrenty Says:

now lets hope it passes the senate and Cuomo can sign it before he is indicted.

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 Jun 11, 2015 at 06:45 PM pbalaw Says:

Crazy, this is not a fluk board , this is a voluntary board that has been elected year after year by registered voters ... The only oversight needed in this state is of the assembly which is corrupt.

I hope ER voters remember Ellen Jaffe when she is up for re election.

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 Jun 11, 2015 at 09:51 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #5  
pbalaw Says:

Crazy, this is not a fluk board , this is a voluntary board that has been elected year after year by registered voters ... The only oversight needed in this state is of the assembly which is corrupt.

I hope ER voters remember Ellen Jaffe when she is up for re election.

Yes, Ellen Jaffe did a super job. She put the needs of the kids first and also the needs of Ramapo's residents who work and pay taxes. Kudos and many thanks!

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 Jun 11, 2015 at 10:29 PM lavrenty Says:

Reply to #5  
pbalaw Says:

Crazy, this is not a fluk board , this is a voluntary board that has been elected year after year by registered voters ... The only oversight needed in this state is of the assembly which is corrupt.

I hope ER voters remember Ellen Jaffe when she is up for re election.

I hope they do as well and REELECT this tzadekes standing up to bullying.

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 Jun 12, 2015 at 01:15 AM InsideOne Says:

Woo hoo! Let's get this corrupt board under control!

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 Jun 12, 2015 at 10:12 AM Anonymous Says:

Unfortunately, some of the advocates for the students are being threatened and harassed. Hopefully, the Yiddish posters will be investigated and indicted.

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 Jun 12, 2015 at 11:03 AM Anonymous Says:

is a coincidence that the same sex "marriage" bill also passed with 80 votes.

I doubt someone will find in the past few decade more then 10 bills that passed with only 80 votes

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 Jun 12, 2015 at 11:08 AM Anonymous Says:

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lavrenty Says:

I hope they do as well and REELECT this tzadekes standing up to bullying.

this "tzadekes" was one of the biggest pushers of same sex "marriage" in NY State.

anyone who votes for her should be looked at like "Open Orthodox"

To our embarrassment our brothers in New Square and the rest of her assembly district voted for numerous times getting the full "merit" of her support for same sex "marriage"

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 Jun 12, 2015 at 01:39 PM Anonymous Says:

"To our embarrassment our brothers in New Square and the rest of her assembly district voted for numerous times getting the full "merit" of her support for same sex "marriage"


Maybe we will have less suicides now.

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 Jun 12, 2015 at 04:34 PM Anonymous Says:

the only people committing suicide are the reshaim who voted for Ellen Jaffe

their actions of voting for Ellen Jaffe is an action that removes their olom habbah

gadol hamachteya yoser min hahargo

voting for Ellen Jaffe is spiritual suicide

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 Jun 12, 2015 at 06:24 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

the only people committing suicide are the reshaim who voted for Ellen Jaffe

their actions of voting for Ellen Jaffe is an action that removes their olom habbah

gadol hamachteya yoser min hahargo

voting for Ellen Jaffe is spiritual suicide

"the only people committing suicide are the reshaim who voted for Ellen Jaffe"

Wrong, I know two kids who committed suicide last week who aren't old enough to vote. Stop condemning our kinder to a life of misery by not accepting them.

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