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Joseph M. Pastore was appointed by the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York to oversee the Monitoring and Settlement Process of the United State's desegregation case against the Yonkers Board of Education.

Descriptive Summary

Title: United States v. Yonkers Board of Education (Monitor's Archive)
Creator: Joseph M. Pastore, Jr.
Extent: 1 Linear Foot

Abstract: In 1980, the United States commenced an action to rectify alleged intentional racial segregation in housing and public schools in Yonkers, New York. After a lengthy trial, Judge Leonard B. Sand issued a decision in United States v. Yonkers Bd. of Educ., 624 F. Supp. 1276 (S.D.N.Y. 1985), followed by a second school remedy order in United States v. Yonkers Bd. of Educ., 635 F. Supp. 1538 (S.D.N.Y. 1986), aff'd, 837 F.2d 1181 (2d Cir. 1987). As an overall goal, Judge Sand's order provided that the Yonkers Board of Education “shall seek to achieve” desegregation throughout the Yonkers public school system by the 1987–88 school year by creating a system to desegregate the City's schools. The court also appointed a monitor to oversee compliance with its orders and retained jurisdiction of the action in order to enforce compliance. Joseph M. Pastore, Jr., the Court-Appointed Monitor, donated his files regarding the desegregation process to Pace University School of Law in 2005. A May 20, 2007, op-ed article on the case in the New York Times can be read here.

Contact for Access: Gail Whittemore at 914 422-4357

Usage Restrictions: Copyright is retained by the author, or his descendants, as provided by United States copyright law.

Provenance: Joseph M. Pastore presented the document collection to Pace University School of Law Library in 2005.

Collection Overview: The Collection consists of a single series of documents numbered Y-1 to Y-22.