East Ramapo parent appeals to state over lack of music, art instruction
Yehuda Weissmandl, president of the East Ramapo School Board, announces that the board will seek new legal representation during a meeting at school board headquarters July 8, 2013. Weissmandl told a packed meeting that the district would work with the present legal firm of Minerva & D’Agostino to transition to new representation. District residents called for the firm to be fired after one of their attorneys launched a verbally abusive tirade at a parent during and after a recent school board meeting. / Seth Harrison/The Journal News
SPRING VALLEY — The parent of a third-grade student is appealing to the state education commissioner over what he claims is a complete lack of music and art instruction in his son’s class at Hempstead Elementary this year, although those subjects are mandated by New York state.