WHO IS FAILING WHOM???
LostMessiah, March 15, 2016
Over the past few days, LostMessiah published a series of article about Senate Education Chair Carl Marcellino and State Majority Leader John Flanagan speaking out against a New York State Monitor for East Ramapo. What type of padding is lining their pockets remains to be seen….
Yehuda Weissmandl, president of the troubled East Ramapo Central School District Board of Education, will be the first to condemn the appointment of a State Monitor, with or without veto power. He is backed by his other ultra-Orthodox board members, Legislator Aron Wieder one of the bloc-supported Legislators, and he has several politicians, including but likely not limited to the above Marcellino and Flanagan apparently on puppet strings. But, as they jockey for power over the ERCSD Board of Education, the only ones suffering are the children.
In an article posted in Lohud, dated February 26, 2016, entitled, “All school districts in Rockland were found by the state Education Department to be in overall good standing except East Ramapo,” Lohud outlined the failure of the Board of Education of East Ramapo school district as follows:
Eight public school in East Ramapo have been identified as troubled, up from five last year, according to a report issued Friday by the state Department of Education.
The status report generated by the state’s Office of Accountability looked at schools statewide and assigned a status, with priority being the worst, followed by “focus” and “local assistance plan.” The best designation is good standing. The grades are given on the basis of students’ performances on state tests as well as graduation rates.
All districts in Rockland were found to be in overall good standing except East Ramapo, which was given a focus designation for the second consecutive year.
Chestnut Ridge Middle School was given the lowest designation — priority. It received the highest designation the year before.
Other East Ramapo schools identified by the state as in need of more accountability include Ramapo High School, which was in good standing last year, and Spring Valley High School, which is a focus school for a second year.
Other schools on the list identified as needing improvement include four elementary schools: Grandview, Margetts, Elmwood and Eldorado and Pomona Middle School.
Lime Kiln Elementary, which was identified last year as a school that failed to make progress, received the highest designation this year. Other East Ramapo schools in good standing this year include Fleetwood, Hempstead, Kakiat and Summit Park elementary schools and the East Ramapo Early Childhood Center.
An East Ramapo district spokesman said the report shows “where the district needs to work harder.”
For full text of the Lohud article click, here.