State Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee proposed legislation to fix the controversy over East Ramapo’s Sabrina Charles-Pierre’s school trustee seat. Charles-Pierre’s term was invalidated by the school board after discovering she wasn’t sworn in within 30 days after the May board election results were certified.
The Spring Valley NAACP and New York Civil Liberties Union criticized the board’s actions. Supporters have asked the board to give Charles-Pierre back her seat until June 2018.
Jaffee’s bill, “would correct the district’s administrative error and allow Ms. Charles-Pierre to serve in such a capacity and for the full term to which she was elected upon the taking and filing of oaths of office.”
She plans to introduce the bill during preliminary filing in December to address it in January.