Pearl River, NY -- (6/18/16) Tom DePrisco, candidate for the 38th Senate District in New York, today released the following statement:
As a veteran school board member, I can state unequivocally that it is impractical and impossible to plan long-term enhanced academic programs without a long-term strategy and without long-term sustainable funding. It has already been established that East Ramapo will need $14 million per year to restore the massive cuts made to public education programs in East Ramapo. A school district needs to know whether their proposed academic programs can be financially supported for many years. This cannot be done with only $3 million for the next school year. This is why I consistently talk about developing a long-term strategy to resolve this problem. "
Tom DePrisco is a resident of Pearl River. He serves as the Vice President of the Pearl River School District School Board and the Rockland County School Boards Association. For more information visit www.TomDePrisco.com.