April 12, 2016
RAMAPO – Ramapo town attorney Michael Klein confirmed Tuesday that there will be a full investigation into the actions of Ramapo fire inspector Adam Peltz.
In a letter to the town, top officials from the Board of Education claimed Peltz issued clean inspections to several private schools in Ramapo where state inspectors later found serious safety violations.
If allegations against Peltz are true, Klein says he could be fired.
Rockland County Executive Ed Day is now demanding that the state turn over control of local inspections to his office, which they are not legally allowed to do.
“We would have a zero-tolerance policy. These are children who are in imminent danger of a fire,” says Day. “Does it take kids in body bags to get everyone’s attention?”
Klein says his investigation should be completed within a week.
RAMAPO – The state Department of Education is accusing a local fire inspector of giving clean safety reports to several private schools which had violations.
According to the Department of Education, Adam Peltz, from the Town of Ramapo, inspected several yeshivas last year and gave them passing grades. When state investigators visited the schools, they found them riddled with major violations.
At one school, they claimed to find dead-bolted doors, broken exits, uncovered electric panels and wires on a bathroom floor. Peltz had allegedly labeled the school safe.”