State fiscal monitor assigned to investigate New York district's financials

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The state Education Department said Tuesday it will install a fiscal monitor for the troubled East Ramapo school district after Gov. Andrew Cuomo called on the state to step up its oversight.

State Education Commissioner John King said the fiscal monitor will be Albany attorney Hank Greenberg, a former counsel to Cuomo when the governor was attorney general.

"The department has been working closely with East Ramapo to try to address the district's serious fiscal issues, and the appointment of a fiscal monitor is the next step in those efforts," King said in a statement.

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