“While the district has touted staffing and programming additions in recent years, the district had 332 fewer staff positions in the 2018-2019 school year compared to 2008-2009, when cuts kicked in.
From The Journal News
East Ramapo interim Superintendent Raymond Giamartino Jr. on Monday confirmed that the district planned to lay off teachers and combine classrooms, an unusual mid-year move that adds even more disruption to a year that’s seen buildings repeatedly shut by COVID-19 cases.
Giamartino pinned the blame for cuts on the current contingency budget, which limits how the district can spend, and the millions of dollars invested in a legal defense on behalf of the district during a federal civil rights court challenge brought by the Spring Valley NAACP – a case the district ultimately lost. [Read more…]