Hebrew Academy of Long Branch

Five Towns See Renewed Tensions Due To School Sale

Old divide between Orthodox-controlled school board, public school parents reopens; budget moves paint nuanced picture.

03/26/2014
Staff Writer

A referendum on whether to sell a public school building in a Long Island town to a yeshiva is stirring up a decades-long conflict between the Orthodox families who send their children to private school and the non-Orthodox Jewish, black and Hispanic families who send their kids to public school.

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Yeshiva students on Central Avenue in Lawrence. Michael Daitikash/JW
A math class at Lawrence Middle School. Amy Sara Clark/JW
Lawrence Schools Superintendent Gary Schall, right, in the hallway at Lawrence M
Hard data on Lawrence Union Free School District Pre- and Post Orthodox Control
Hard data on Lawrence Union Free School District Pre- and Post Orthodox Control
Hard data on Lawrence Union Free School District Pre- and Post Orthodox Control
Hard data on Lawrence Union Free School District Pre- and Post Orthodox Control
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