Pine Bush Central School District

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The district's main offices, next to the high school.

The Pine Bush Central School District was established in 1938 in Pine Bush, New York, United States, and spans all of the Town of Crawford and includes part of six other townships in Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster counties. The student enrollment for the district is over 6,200. In the 2008–09 school year, the district had a budget of $99.9 million.[citation needed]

The school district has been named as a defendant in a lawsuit filed in March 2012 by three families alleging inaction following accusations of antisemitism and the resultant creation of a hostile learning environment.[1][2]


The district has 7 schools.

  • Pine Bush:
    • Crispell Middle School
    • E. J. Russell Elementary School
    • Pine Bush Elementary School
    • Pine Bush High School
  • Circleville:
    • Circleville Elementary School
    • Circleville Middle School
    • Pakanasink Elementary School


Alleged antisemitism[edit]

On November 8, 2013, The New York Times ran a front page story that detailed allegations of antisemitic bullying in the Pine Bush Central School District and a related lawsuit by the parents of three district students.[3] The United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York issued a statement in support of the plaintiffs in January 2014.[4]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Yakin, Heather (December 12, 2012). "PB bullying lawsuit can name school officials". Times Herald-Record (Middletown, NY). Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ Weiser, Benjamin (November 7, 2013). "Swastikas, Slurs and Torment in Town's Schools". The New York Times. Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ Weiser, Benjamin (November 7, 2013). "Swastikas, Slurs and Torment in Town's Schools". The New York Times. Retrieved February 7, 2014. 
  4. ^ "US attorney: NY district didn't deal with student anti-Semitism". The Times of Israel. Jewish Telegraphic Agency. January 27, 2014. Retrieved January 27, 2014.