Justices reject school board’s final appeal, closing case
EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. — The New Jersey Supreme Court has officially closed the books on the East Brunswick School district’s legal challenge against the Hatikvah International Academy, rejecting the school board’s final appeal and definitively upholding the validity of Hatikvah’s charter, Hatikvah officials announced today.
In a ruling issued late last week, the state’s highest court followed the Appellate Division and the Commissioner of Education in dismissing East Brunswick’s groundless lawsuit against Hatikvah, New Jersey’s first Hebrew language charter school. The Supreme Court’s decision is final, with no chance of appeal.
“We are extremely grateful to the Supreme Court for seeing through this baseless case and upholding our right to provide an excellent educational option for the parents in our community who are interested in a high quality dual language experience,” said Hatikvah Board Member and spokeswoman Pam Mullin.
“This puts a welcome end to East Brunswick’s blatant waste of tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars and puts control of our education dollars back in the hands of East Brunswick’s families, empowering them to choose what kind of public school is best for their children. We just hope this definitive ruling will also end the unproductive and unjustified harassment we have received from the East Brunswick school board, so we can get on with our shared mission of providing great schools for every child in our town.”