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Elmwood Park School Board Member Should Step Down, Assemblyman Says

Schaer Calls on Elmwood Park School Board Member to Immediately Resign Over Inflammatory, Racist Remarks
Schaer Calls on Elmwood Park School Board Member to Immediately Resign Over Inflammatory, Racist Remarks Photo Credit: Contributed

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. -- Assemblyman Gary Schaer (D-Bergen/Passaic) on Monday joined a growing chorus of voices calling for the resignation of Elmwood Park School Board Trustee Gladys Gryskiewicz.

As the first and only Orthodox Jewish member of the state legislature, Schaer wants Gryskiewicz to resign over alleged inflammatory, racist remarks.

“The comments that have repeatedly surfaced online by Ms. Gryskiewicz are wildly inappropriate and complete unbefitting of a member of a public school board or any elected or appointed office holder, for that matter, " Schaer said. “As someone charged with representing the needs of every child in the school system, it is disconcerting to hear her singling out an entire group as unwelcome in this country."

Schaer said the public education system should serve the needs of every child, indiscriminate of race, religion or creed.

“The right thing, and the only thing, for Ms. Gryskiewicz to do is resign immediately,” he said.

Click here for more information about Schaer and his stand on the issue.

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