Headlines: East Ramapo superintendent search, Greenburgh tax increase, Newburgh school board controversy
Here are some stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley.
A search is underway for a new superintendent in East Ramapo School District. The board has voted to hire a search firm to assist in finding a suitable candidate. The new superintendent is expected to assume duties on July 1, which is one day after the expiration of Dr. Clarence Ellis's three-year contract. In a statement, the school board president did not specify why they were seeking a replacement.
After four consecutive years of maintaining relatively flat property tax rates, the Greenburgh Town Board is proposing a 1.7% tax increase for the unincorporated town, while decreasing it by 0.5% for the entire town. The proposal, led by Town Supervisor Paul Feiner, is aimed at balancing fiscal responsibilities.
The Newburgh School District's efforts to remove board President Darren Stridiron from his seat due to alleged misconduct have been thwarted by a new state ruling. The State Education Department Commissioner rejected the district's request for his removal during the proceedings. Stridiron faces accusations of sharing confidential information and making unfavorable remarks about the superintendent.