Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the law Tuesday that allows the state education commissioner to change the school district’s name. The bill was co-sponsored by state Sen. David Carlucci and Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee and unanimously passed both houses of the state Legislature in June.
The name change was meant to clear up confusion with the neighboring East Ramapo school district and set the two districts apart.
“This is a common-sense step that the school district is taking to help alleviate a confusion in the community and one that was widely supported throughout the community,” Carlucci said in a statement. “I applaud the school district’s leadership for identifying this as a potential solution and sticking to it through to the end of the legislative process.”
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