Monday, March 5, 2018




Bill would speed up creation of Palm Tree and fund M-W school district shortfall

ALBANY – The Town of Palm Tree is scheduled to be established in January 2020, but State Assemblyman James Skoufis (D, Woodbury) and Senator William Larkin (R, Cornwall-on-Hudson) have introduced legislation to move up the date to January 2019.

Merging a portion of the Town of Monroe with the Village of Kiryas Joel to create the new town will also result in the realignment of the Monroe-Woodbury Central School District to conform to the new geographic boundaries.

In the short-term before the annexed land is developed, the school district has determined there will be a financial shortfall unless special state aid is provided.

That aid is being pursued in this year’s state budget, which is due on April 1.


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