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Longtime Hempstead school board member Betty Cross steps down amid voter fraud investigation

The state education commissioner says Betty Cross cannot

The state education commissioner says Betty Cross cannot serve during the investigation. (July 18, 2014 6:49 PM)

A longtime member of Hempstead's school board is being forced to step down, for now, by order of the state education commissioner.

The state education commissioner says Betty Cross cannot serve while the state investigates allegations of voter fraud in May's school board election. Residents and Maribel Toure, the candidate who lost to Cross, petitioned the commissioner to open an investigation.

Toure...

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