- Associated Press - Friday, October 9, 2015

SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) - A Long Island school official has been named to lead a troubled district in the northern suburbs.

Newsday (https://nwsdy.li/1WR9dqW ) reported Friday that Deborah Wortham will become East Ramapo’s interim superintendent. She’s currently superintendent of the Roosevelt school district on Long Island.

Officials announced this week that East Ramapo Superintendent Joel Klein will retire Oct. 31.

The Rockland County district is about 30 miles north of New York City. It’s controlled by Orthodox Jews who send their children to private religious schools. The school district of about 8,000 students is largely black and Latino.

The state appointed experts in August to offer guidance to district leaders.



Marnie Hazelton will be at Roosevelt’s helm for the rest of the school year. Hazleton is that district’s assistant superintendent for elementary education.

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