Published On: Mon, Jul 13th, 2015

NY School District to Pay $4.5 Million for Ignoring Years of Anti-Semitism

In a school district just 90 miles from NYC, students were subjected to Hitler salute, Holocaust jokes, swastikas scrawled on their desks, books, even one of their faces.

Pine Bush High School,   Pine Bush,   New York Pine Bush High School,   Pine Bush,   New York Photo Credit: pinebushschools.org

 

A lawsuit brought in 2012 by five Jewish students against the Pine Bush Central School District in Pine Bush, New York,  ended late last week when a judge approved a settlement which requires the school district to pay out nearly $4.5 million and to significantly revamp its policies regarding anti-Semitism.

The five students suffered years of physical and verbal assaults, intimidation and harassment, sometimes right in front of school district administrators and personnel. For years the complaints made by the students and their parents were largely ignored or even ridiculed… READ MORE

 

The Jewish Press, by Lori Lowenthal Marcus

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