The New York-based public interest law firm Advocates for Justice, on behalf of 167 East Ramapo parents and community members, has filed a class action lawsuitseeking monetary damages from school board members and some district officials and contractors, and is calling for the removal of five school board members and the appointment of a NY State overseer to remedy rampant abuses of office, including:
A pattern of fraud in the sale of school property
Willful noncompliance with special education rules
Unlawfully using state money to purchase religious textbooks
Dangerously compromising the security of students
Failure to provide oversight and guidelines for purchases
Deliberate school segregation
Unconstitutional gifts of public funds to private schools
These abuses have deprived children of their right to sound basic education in violation of the New York State Constitution. They have denied federally guaranteed equal protection to all students. They have breached their fiduciary duty causing a loss of funds, leading to the loss of programs vital to educational success and damaging the quality of education of the children in the district.
“Advocates for Justice” needs YOU:
If your child currently attends school in East Ramapo or you are a recent graduate within the last 5 years, YOU can join in this action and be a part of the solution!
Call 212-285-1400 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org today!
Say “I want to join the East Ramapo Class Action Suit”!
In the News:
Reported in Newsday: Lawyer seeks worshipers’ help in East Ramapo schools case
Reported on Lohud: Parents to sue East Ramapo school board over public funds
Reported in Bloomberg Businessweek: East Ramapo School Board Sued for Money Given Yeshivas
Reported in the Rockland County Times: East Ramapo Parents Sue School District