East Ramapo: School Board Maintains Frum Majority


ramapo-school-boardEast Ramapo voters soundly defeated the $200.5 million budget and elected four trustees. The Board of Education winners were Yehuda Weissmandl, 35, of Spring Valley and Daniel Beno Schwartz, 41, of New Hempstead.

Weissmandl replaces Nathan Rothschild, who resigned from the school board in April amid allegations that he engaged in mail fraud while serving as a Monsey fire commissioner.

Schwartz will take the seat currently held by Aron Wieder, who did not seek re-election.

“It was an honest campaign,” Schwartz said early this morning while waiting for results. “I think both sides ran a tough campaign; both sides campaigned hard, as well they should because the issues are important.” He added that any time voter turnout is increased, the outcome would always be better for the district.

Also elected to the board Tuesday was Moshe Hopstein, who fended off challenger Margaret Hatton, and JoAnne Thompson, who ran unopposed.

The election results mean the Board of Education will retain its Hasidic and Orthodox majority.

{Journal News/Matzav.com Newscenter}