The battle between a New York Orthodox Jewish community and its neighbors over the local public school system took a drastic turn in late April as the school boards Orthodox president resigned amid corruption allegations, and a federal official confirmed a civil rights investigation into the district.
While the corruption allegations against the board president relate to his alleged conduct in another elected office, the rapid-fire developments come after months of growing tensions between the Orthodox-dominated board of Rockland Countys East Ramapo Central School District and the districts non-Orthodox residents.
The latest revelations come as the board begins again to consider selling a public school building presently being leased to two Orthodox yeshivas.
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