The Jewish Week: East Ramapo Schools under State Supervision

Chasidic school board president calls appointment of fiscal monitor ‘hateful bigotry’; activists hope for transparency.

06/18/14
Amy Sara Clark
Staff Writer
 
From left, East Ramapo school activists Steve White, Carole Anderson and Antonio Luciano. Michael Datikash/JW
From left, East Ramapo school activists Steve White, Carole Anderson and Antonio Luciano. Michael Datikash/JW

Tensions in a Rockland County public school district ratcheted up another notch last week after the state appointed a fiscal monitor to oversee a school board composed primarily of Orthodox Jews that manages a public school system where nearly all the students are black or Latino.

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