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Rockland Legislators Back Veto Power For East Ramapo Monitor

A new monitor will have to be named to replace Dennis Walcott, who was named president and chief executive officer of the Queens Library in early March.
A new monitor will have to be named to replace Dennis Walcott, who was named president and chief executive officer of the Queens Library in early March. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

RAMAPO, N.Y. -- In a show of support for students and parents in the troubled East Ramapo school district, Rockland County legislators voted this week to back state monitors with veto power, according to a report by lohud.com.

According to lohud.com, all 17 county lawmakers present voted for the resolution across party lines.

Three of the four legislators who did not attend the meeting -- and therefore did not vote -- represent areas with large Hasidic and Orthodox communities that have opposed monitors with veto power, the lohud article said.

The Board of Education is dominated by Hasidic and Orthodox members, lohud.com reported.

A measure giving monitors veto power was passed by the state Assembly, but faltered in the state Senate during the Legislature's last session, the lohud.com article said.

To read the lohud.com article, click here.

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