RAMAPO, N.Y. -- The troubled East Ramapo school district would have to breach the tax cap if it spends $6 million to restore full-day kindergarten and other programs without the state’s help, according to a report by lohud.com
While the state cap is 0.12 percent, schools Superintendent Deborah Wortham presented the Board of Education on Wednesday with a preliminary budget that would raise taxes by 1.69 percent, lohud.com reported.
The plan would also bring back art and music programs, and reading teachers and social workers, the lohud,com article said.
A state monitor said Wednesday, March 9, that he was confident that state funding could be found and one local lawmaker said that the state Assembly plans to include funds for districts that do not have full-day kindergarten in its budget proposal, the lohud.com article said.
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