Contact Us
Orangetown Daily Voice serves Blauvelt, Grand View-on-Hudson, Orangeburg, Palisades, Pearl River, Piermont, South Nyack, Sparkill & Tappan
Return to your home site

Menu

Orangetown Daily Voice serves Blauvelt, Grand View-on-Hudson, Orangeburg, Palisades, Pearl River, Piermont, South Nyack, Sparkill & Tappan

Nearby Towns

  • North Rockland
    serves Garnerville, Grassy Point, Stony Point, Thiells, Tomkins Cove, Village of Haverstraw & West Haverstraw in Haverstraw Town
  • Ramapo
    serves Airmont, Chestnut Ridge, Hillburn, Hillcrest, Kaser, Monsey, Montebello, Mount Ivy, New Hempstead, New Square, Pomona, Sloatsburg, Spring Valley, Suffern, Tallman, Viola & Wesley Hills
  • Clarkstown
    serves Bardonia, Congers, Nanuet, New City, Upper Nyack, Valley Cottage & West Nyack
Breaking News: Woman ID'd As Victim Of Fatal Rockland Crash
schools

East Ramapo Taxpayers Defeat School Budget Revote

According to the early, unofficial results, 2,509 East Ramapo voters supported the school budget proposal, while 3,137 were against it.
According to the early, unofficial results, 2,509 East Ramapo voters supported the school budget proposal, while 3,137 were against it. Photo Credit: Provided

East Ramapo Central School District voters rejected a second attempt to pass a proposed operating budget for the next school year.on Tuesday, June 19.

According to early, unofficial results, 2,509 East Ramapo voters supported the school budget proposal, while 3,137 were against it.

Because the $273.3 million budget vote failed again, school officials now must cut $4.3 million in spending. That means the East Ramapo Board of Education may have to eliminate summer school, athletics, extracurricular activities, electives and an undisclosed number of staff.

After the school district's $237.3 million proposal was defeated by voters on May 15, the Board of Education opted to put the same spending plan up for a second vote.

Officials are required by law to resort to a contingency budget.

The proposed budget included new sports uniforms, a choir program for fifth- and sixth-graders, an elementary school marching band, a middle school spring musical and theater class for third- through sixth-grades.

Of East Ramapo's 33,500 students, an estimated 25,000 attend private schools.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Orangetown Daily Voice!

Serves Blauvelt, Grand View-on-Hudson, Orangeburg, Palisades, Pearl River, Piermont, South Nyack, Sparkill & Tappan

Get the news you need to know on the go.

Welcome to

Orangetown Daily Voice!

Serves Blauvelt, Grand View-on-Hudson, Orangeburg, Palisades, Pearl River, Piermont, South Nyack, Sparkill & Tappan

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.