Carlucci secures $1 million for Ramapo High School emergency roof repairs

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Carlucci looks up at the damage to the ceiling from the leaking

SPRING VALLEY – Leaks in the 20-year-old roof at Ramapo High School
in Spring Valley have prompted Senator David Carlucci to secure a $1 million
state Dormitory Authority grant to repair them immediately.

School officials including the state-appointed monitor sought the emergency
funds and Carlucci was able to secure them.

“High school is difficult enough without students having to worry
if the roof is going to collapse on them,” he said. “There
are many long term issues we must still address in the East Ramapo School
District, however, the leaking roof and water damage in Ramapo High, is
an issue that must be addressed immediately. The funding secured specifically
for this project will ensure our students are provided a safe and healthy
environment to learn and grow. Working together as a community we will
continue to fund solutions for East Ramapo now and in the future.”

Dr. Deborah Wortham, interim superintendent, said the grant is “a
manifestation of the collaboration in response to a sense of urgency.”
She said students who are “healthy, safe, supported, engaged and
challenged will succeed.”