Rockland County Times July16/15: E. Ramapo Parents Hoping for Jury Trial

Hoping for a Jury Trial: Lawsuit against East Ramapo School District continues

Posted July 16th, 2015
 BY JANIE ROSMAN

A multitude of allegations against the East Ramapo Central School District are detailed in a lawsuit — Montesa v. Schwartz, 12-cv-06057, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (Manhattan) — filed on behalf of parents, students and taxpayers by public interest law firm Advocates for Justice on August 8, 2012.

Grievances alleged against the district’s school board include selling school property at below market prices for private school use, special education funding and buying religious textbooks, all of which plaintiff’s contend demonstrate a religious bias by the board’s majority Hasidic and Orthodox Jewish members.

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