Feds: NY Schools Should’ve Stopped Anti-Semitism


hcrFederal prosecutors say education officials from a Hudson Valley school district didn’t fully respond to claims of anti-Semitic harassment at its schools.

The New York Times reports Saturday government lawyers say in court papers that they’ve got enough evidence to show officials in the Pine Bush Central School District ignored signs that greater action was needed beyond punishing individual students.

The school district has denied it condoned anti-Semitism and asked a judge to rule in their favor in a federal lawsuit brought by families of students who say they were discriminated.

Lawyers for the district didn’t respond to a request for comment from the Times.

The state police and state Davison of Human Rights are investigating the allegations.

The district has schools in Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties.