'Politics should not get in the way of jurisprudence'


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In The Photo News article from Dec. 29 titled “KJ School Board Approves Boundary Change,” Monroe Town Supervisor Harley Doles commented: “The Monroe-Woodbury School Board has an obligation to say yes or no to the redrawing of the boundaries and not wait for the politics to reach the conclusion they seek.”

As usual, Mr. Doles’ statement is the exact opposite of the truth.

The Kiryas Joel annexation lawsuit is in appeal. The Courts will make the final decision – based on the merits – in the future. Nobody, including our Town Supervisor, has the legal or moral authority to exert political pressure on our School Board to make a premature decision.

During the public hearing process, the Monroe-Woodbury School Board expressed concerns over the validity and completeness of Kiryas Joel’s SEQRA study. That is the strongest legal argument against this annexation, which is still being litigated. Again, any decision made now by Monroe-Woodbury to redistrict would be premature.

The issue of Kiryas Joel annexation is not yet resolved by the courts; it may be overturned. Politics should not get in the way of jurisprudence and the rule of law. The Monroe-Woodbury School Board should not feel compelled to make a rushed decision before this matter comes to its full legal conclusion.

John Allegro

Executive Committee Member

United Monroe



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