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November 15, 2014
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Michelle Boyle

Anti-Semitic Remarks Made During School Bus Ride

If you are unable to attend the March 15 discussion at the Congregation, all reasonable questions posted here will be presented.

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1. Anonymous | March 13, 2016 at 12:36 PM EDT

This situation has been simmering for the entire school year. Your a editorial comment that it was handled in a timely manner is misinformed.

2. Michelle Boyle | March 13, 2016 at 09:37 PM EDT

Anonymous, Thank you for the clarification. You are correct to say that this is not the first time an incident of this nature has occurred.

But for this to hit so close to home, especially over a period of time, is a wake up call for our community.

In fact, I personally know of a similar disturbing situation that happened several years ago with the same aged kids on a school bus. I immediately called CBY and had a long conversation with the former Rabbi looking for some guidance.

Obviously there needs to be some intervention at the elementary schools to address this issue. Let's hope that will come out during Tuesday's meeting.

3. Anonymous | March 14, 2016 at 11:31 AM EDT

I think that every child on that bus should be forced to attend the temple event.

4. Michelle Boyle | March 14, 2016 at 08:51 PM EDT

I don't agree that all the children should be forced to attend the meeting at CBY. It would be ideal if they voluntarily attended, but that's unlikely.

Every child on that bus, and all of our elementary school students, should be subject to some type of intervention set up at the elementary schools. Perhaps the community can form a group of individual educators, parents, professionals, and officers from the religious groups who oversee a series of appropriate presentations. Valuable teaching opportunities should be held at the elementary school levels on a regular bases as part of the curriculum of cultural education.

5. Lka | May 05, 2016 at 03:34 PM EDT

The change in demographics of town have been glaringly obvious over the last several years. Armonk was historically a working class blue collar town. They had a moment and exploited every bit of land, changed zoning laws to accommodate development and now word has been out for some time that it went back to its historical place. Property values continue to decline, storefronts empty and a town board desperate for tax revenue has destroyed everything that was good. The town is physically unappealing and aesthetically ugly. Now open anti-semitism on elementary school busses? Pretty telling. Money never did and never will buy class nor civility. But a big box house it sure does. Gross

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