Rockland County, NY - Lawsuit Over Lack Of Secular Education In East Ramapo Yeshivas Dropped
Rockland County, NY - A lawsuit filed this past November by a group of former students and parents of students of several Chasidic schools in East Ramapo was voluntarily dismissed yesterday by the attorneys representing the seven plaintiffs.
As previously reported on VIN News, four yeshivas and five administrators were named in the suit that charged that the defendants willfully and deliberately refused to acknowledge their students’ need and right to “a minimally adequate secular education.”
Laura Barbieri of Advocates for Justice which represents the plaintiffs said that yesterday’s dismissal should not be seen as a reprieve for the defendants which also included former chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents, Merryl Tisch, the state’s commissioner of education, MaryEllenElia as well as several state agencies, the East Ramapo School District and the district’s school board.
“We’re not ready to serve the defendants yet,” Barbieri told VIN News.
Barbieri said that Advocates for Justice plans to re-file the case, hopefully before the end of April.
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