This letter was sent to Nicolas Storelli-Castro, Director of Governmental Relations.
Thank you for your response of Feb. 5, 2013. Your enclosure certainly details what is expected of the ERCSD Board. as far as their fiscal obligations are concerned.
The bigger concern, which has not been addressed, is the total lack of interest by the Board for the education of the students in the district. You must be aware that shortly all 9 members of the Board will be Orthodox and Ultra-religious. Not one of the Board members has a single relative in the East Ramapo School system. The Board has eviscerated the entire school district. Money and books have been dispersed with dubious permission. Schools have been closed and “sold” to religious groups at highly questionable prices. If all of this is not thievery then I don’t know what is.
When a Board President stands in front of the parents and residents and states “If you don’t like it, LEAVE!” the frustration reaches a near boiling point. It is becoming more and more obvious to the residents that no one cares about them. The religious constituency is catered to and the voting bloc mentality is well known. The voting irregularities that took place when school board elections were held are well known if not proven. People voted who did not live in Rockland. Some people voted more than once. Buses brought women from different areas to vote. “Poll-watchers” directed legitimate residents to “other” locations where they were misdirected again and finally gave up interest.
The situation is a disgrace and no one seems to care other than the parents of the kids who are being shortchanged. How can you tolerate a school board that has NO concern for the students it oversees? It is criminal. Something must be done. Sometime in the future this entire debacle will be exposed and fingers will be pointed at the people who could have done something, but did nothing.
Mr. Sasha Bunchuk
Owner of Champion Day Camp