Two East Ramapo school board members who unexpectedly resigned Tuesday said they did so because it had become “exceedingly difficult” to work in the district due to a lack of information from the superintendent and continuous intimidation from fellow board members.
Stephen Price and Suzanne Young-Mercer submitted their resignation letters to District Clerk Cathy Russell on Monday. The resignations were announced at Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting, which Young-Mercer and Price did not attend.
In an interview with The Journal News on Wednesday, Young-Mercer said she and Price were “spinning their wheels” and saw no reason to remain on the board. She said she had been thinking about stepping down since last fall but she and Price made the decision to resign together only in the past few weeks.