EAST RAMAPO, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A former New York City Schools Chancellor has been appointed to monitor and report back to Albany on one of the most troubled school districts in the state.
As CBS2’s Lou Young reported, there was another proposed fix for the troubled East Ramapo School District where minority students attend public schools controlled by board members who send their children to private schools.
The new State Education Commissioner has taken noticed.
“For whatever reason this board has taken actions that have not been perceived a sin the best interest of the students,” Mary Ellen Elia said.
Enter Dennis Walcott, the former New York City Schools Chancellor, now official State Monitor for the East Ramapo School District.
“Anything is fixable,” Walcott said.