Calling for the Immediate Resignation of the Rensselaer City School Board

Calling for the Immediate Resignation of the Rensselaer City School Board

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Rensselaer Environmental Coalition started this petition to New York State Board of Education and

We the undersigned residents of the Rensselaer City School District in Rensselaer, New York are calling for the immediate resignation of all school board members who voted in favor of a "hush funds" agreement with SA Dunn C&D Landfill.

In December, the board voted unanimously to receive $125,000 annually in donations from the landfill company. In signing the donation agreement with Dunn, the school district agreed "to not oppose, object to or otherwise interfere" with the landfill or potential development plans. 

This news is alarming since the landfill operates extremely close to the school district campus and has caused many environmental and health concerns. Last year, Dunn was fined $1,000 by DEC for a problem with its lining system. Recently, the operator was fined 35K for violations of dust and hydrogen sulfide odors blowing across the school property. 

We feel that the school board is putting the health and safety of students, faculty, staff and the entire community in harms way for a small amount of money and are calling for all to resign.

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