Board says it should be able to defend claims it runs district poorly
“A judge will decide next month if the East Ramapo Board of Education will be allowed to intervene in a lawsuit filed by parents that claims the state has failed to bring oversight to the troubled Rockland County school district.
The school board, in an April 5 motion, asserted that it has a right to defend itself against claims that it deprived children of receiving an education and that it believes the plaintiffs are merely in pursuit of “a political regime change in East Ramapo.”
Ten days later, parents fired back with a motion opposing the request, saying the board has no business inserting itself into proceedings because the lawsuit targets the New York State Board of Regents and State Education Department for not taking action “to remedy the board’s failure” with running the district. [Read more…]