Ramapo, Spring Valley students call for better conditions

Students from both Ramapo High School and Spring Valley High School banded together under the group name "Stronger Students" Friday during a rally to demand

Students cited broken lockers, leaking ceilings and cuts to clubs and after-school programs as demoralizing factors to their educational experience.

Students cited broken lockers, leaking ceilings and cuts to clubs and after-school programs as demoralizing factors to their educational experience. (5/20/16)

SPRING VALLEY - Students from both Ramapo High School and Spring Valley High School banded together under the group name "Stronger Students" Friday during a rally to demand better classroom conditions.

"We feel a sense of inferiority about our buildings and even the way we are looked at by other districts," said Sophia Kolak, an organizer of the Memorial Park rally.

Students cited broken lockers, leaking ceilings and cuts to clubs and after-school programs as demoralizing factors to their educational experience.

The students say they're not being heard by their school boards.

"If you're being told that your own school board doesn't value your education, then it's really hard to feel like it's worth something," said Kolak.

Board members told News 12 that the lack of cooperation with state lawmakers is to blame for the current state of the schools.

 

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