Photo credit: Meghan E. Murphy | Art teacher Angel Harring holds up a sign to protest possible cuts to the arts at East Ramapo schools. More than a hundred residents packed a meeting to call on the school board not to cut arts, music and kindergarten programs to close a budget deficit that Superintendent Joel Klein estimated to be $8 million. State officials on Friday sent the district a letter demanding that it get its finances in order. (Dec. 4, 2012)
With the solvency of Rockland BOCES in peril, the state education department sent a letter Friday to East Ramapo school officials demanding that they balance their budget and pay area education cooperatives about $5 million in back bills, Newsday has learned.
The missive appears to be the first step in a process that, without cooperation from district officials, could result in a state takeover...
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