Parents worry about schools as Kiryas Joel vote nears

Leaders are scheduled to vote on whether or not to expand the ultra-Orthodox Hassidic Village of Kiryas Joel Tuesday. Residents who are against the expansion

Residents who are against the expansion say it would cause a dangerous shift in control over their children's education because it would give the voters there control over the Monroe-Woodbury School District.

Residents who are against the expansion say it would cause a dangerous shift in control over their children's education because it would give the voters there control over the Monroe-Woodbury School District. (9/3/15)

KIRYAS JOEL - Leaders are scheduled to vote on whether or not to expand the ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Village of Kiryas Joel Tuesday.

Residents who are against the expansion say it would cause a dangerous shift in control over their children's education because it would give the voters there control over the Monroe-Woodbury School District.

"I could just see it going the same way as East Ramapo," said one parent.

East Ramapo parents in the financially troubled district have a school board run by ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jews who send their children to private yeshivas.
     
Kiryas Joel School Superintendent Joel Petlin said Thursday that the board is prepared to change district boundaries to avoid a situation like East Ramapo.

His counterpart in Monroe-Woodbury says it's just one of several options.

School board members will meet Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. following Tuesday's vote. The meeting is open to the public.

 

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Monroe/Kiryas Joel Vote

Call for details about Sept. 8 meeting : (845) 783-1900

Annexation to Village of Kiryas Joel

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