Rockland County, NY - East Ramapo School Board Members Hit With Lawsuits At Tuesday Meeting
Rockland County, NY - Members of the East Ramapo school district board appeared stunned as they were hit with legal papers demanding their removal in front of a packed scheduled meeting on Tuesday night.
LOHUD.com (http://lohud.us/1M4JRSj) reports that, accompanied by reps from the law firm Advocates for Justice, parents and community members approached and served each school board member in attendance along with superintendent Joe Klein.
At the heart of the lawsuit are charges that the predominantly ultra-Orthodox school board has violated its fiduciary responsibilities by running up excessive legal bills on the backs of taxpayers in mounting its defense in a federal case brought by local parents who charge that members purposely misdirected public funds to benefit the ultra-Orthodox community.
Steven White, a plaintiff who took part in serving the board, said the tactic was necessary because board members have a history of avoiding the process.
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